Hormones, adaptation, and evolution
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Hormones, adaptation, and evolution proceedings of the International Symposium on Hormones and Evolution in honor of Professor Hideshi Kobayashi, July 10 to 13, 1979, Tokyo by International Symposium on Hormones and Evolution (1979 Tokyo)

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Published by Japan Scientific Societies Press, Springer-Verlag in Tokyo, Berlin, New York .
Written in English


  • Hormones -- Congresses,
  • Adaptation (Physiology) -- Congresses,
  • Evolution -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

Statementedited by Susumu Ishii, Tetsuya Hirano and Masaru Wada
ContributionsIshii, Susumu, 1931-, Hirano, Tetsuya, Kobayashi, Hideshi, Wada, Masaru
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 343 p. :
Number of Pages343
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16313626M
ISBN 100387100334

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The 3rd edition of Hormones offers a comprehensive treatment of the hormones of humans all viewed from the context of current theories of their action in the framework of our current understanding their physiological actions as well as their molecular structures, and those of their receptors. This new edition of Hormones is intended to be used by advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The first comprehensive synthesis on development and evolution: it applies to all aspects of development, at all levels of organization and in all organisms, taking advantage of modern findings on behavior, genetics, endocrinology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory and phylogenetics to show the connections between developmental mechanisms and evolutionary change. This book solves key. Title:Role of Brassinosteroid in Plant Adaptation to Abiotic Stresses and its Interplay with Other Hormones VOLUME: 16 ISSUE: 5 Author(s):Golam J. Ahammed, Xiao-Jian Xia, Xin Li, Kai Shi, Jing-Quan Yu and Yan-Hong Zhou Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, Zhejiang University, Zijingang Campus, Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou, , P.R. China. CHAPTER Animal Hormones 1. List a few similarities and differences comparing: What evidence is there that show that hormones were an early adaptation in the evolution What is the role of the gonadotropic hormones in males and females? a. FSH – _____.