CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Origin and Evolution of Arthropods: 1. Evolution of arthropods. 2. Fossil arthropods. 3. Body resistance against insecticide. 4. Metamerism in arthropods. Vol.2: Physiology of Arthropods: 1. Muscular system in arthropods. 2. The neuromuscular system in crustaceaus. 3. Coelom in arthropods. 4. Nutrition. 5. Blood vascular system. 6. Circulation in crustaceans. 7. Defense in insects. 8. Respiration. 9. Osmoregolation. 10. Sensory organs in arthropods. 11. Receptors in crustaceous. Vol.3: Developmental Biology Arthropods: 1. Reproduction. 2. Endocrine glands in crustaceans. 3. Role of hormones in metamorphosis. 4. Larval forms in crustacea. 5. Moulting. 6. Developmental arrest (diapause). 7. Development of crustaceans. 8. Metamorphosis in crustaceans. 9. Embryology of spiders. 10. Embryology of drosophila melanogaster. 11. Embryology of myriapoda. 12. Embryology of chironomus thummi. 13. Embryology of silkworm bombyx mori. 14. Embryology of honeybee.
Phylum Arthropoda (Gr. arthros = joint; pods = foot) contains the great majority of the known animals, about one million species, and many of them are enormously abundant as individuals. It includes such common and well-known forms as the crabs, shrimps, insects, spiders, scorpions, ticks, centipedes, as well as a host of other less familiar forms. The Crustacea, Arachnida and Insecta are kept under an independent group, the Arthropoda. Arthropoda are triploblastic, bilaterally symmetrical, metamerically segmented animals. Body segments usually bear paired lateral and jointed appendages. Digestive system complete; mouthparts adapted for various modes of feeding. Circulatory system open with a dorsal heart, arteries and blood sinuses. Respiration by general body surface, gills, tracheae or book-lungs. Excretory organs are green glands or Malpighian tubules. Nervous system with a dorsal nerve ring and a double ventral nerve cord. Sexes are general separate and sexual dimorphism is often exhibited by several forms. Fertilization is internal. Development is usually indirect through larval stages. This work in three volumes contains encyclopaedic information on the phylum Arthropoda. The entire information is presented scientifically. Profusely illustrated the authoritative information gathered herein will prove of utmost use to students, teachers and researchers in the field concerned.