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Aspects of toad skin biology

Budtz, Povl E. (1988) Aspects of toad skin biology. Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Classe di Scienze FF. MM. NN., LXVI. pp. 65-67.

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    Abstract

    Amphibians spend their life alternatingly in aquatic and terrestrial environments, and the structure and function of the amphibian skin reflects the ways these animals meet the challenges of both habitats. Thus the functions, and physiological disciplines involved in the study of these, include for instance, osmoregulation, respiration, innervation, immnunology, and colour change. Since these fields of research cannot all be covered within a single lecture, a number of topics worked on by the author, were selected. The main part of the lecture was concerned with epidermal cell and tissue kinetic homeostasis, understood as the mechanism $(S)$ by which a tissue — over a period of time — per volume unit maintains a relatively constant cell number. Further flask cell and Merkel cell biology was discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali > 1988
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche > 1988
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Lettere, Filosofia e belle Arti > 1988
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr A F
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 12:54
    Last Modified: 05 Oct 2012 12:54
    URI: http://cab.unime.it/mus/id/eprint/996

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