Squid as Experimental Animals

  • Daniel L. Gilbert
  • William J. AdelmanJr.
  • John M. Arnold

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Evolution, History, and Maintenance

  3. Mating Behavior and Embryology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. John M. Arnold
      Pages 65-75
    3. John M. Arnold
      Pages 77-90
  4. Neural Membranes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. William J. Adelman Jr., Daniel L. Gilbert
      Pages 93-132
    3. Lorin J. Mullins, F. J. Brinley Jr.
      Pages 133-152
    4. Francisco Bezanilla, Carol Vandenberg
      Pages 153-159
    5. Lawrence B. Cohen, David Landowne, Brian M. Salzberg
      Pages 161-170
  5. Cell Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Robert V. Rice, Ruthanne Mueller, William J. Adelman Jr.
      Pages 195-212
    3. Rochelle S. Cohen, Harish C. Pant, Harold Gainer
      Pages 213-233
    4. Anthony Brown, Raymond J. Lasek
      Pages 235-302
    5. Dieter G. Weiss, Monica A. Meyer, George M. Langford
      Pages 303-321
    6. Robert M. Gould, Mario Alberghina
      Pages 323-368
  6. Sensory Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Helen R. Saibil
      Pages 371-397
    3. I. A. Meinertzhagen
      Pages 399-419
    4. Bernd U. Budelmann
      Pages 421-439
  7. Integrated Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. Charlotte P. Mangum
      Pages 443-468
    3. Francis C. G. Hoskin
      Pages 469-480
    4. Ron O’Dor, H. O. Pörtner, R. E. Shadwick
      Pages 481-503
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 505-516

About this book


The predecessor to this book was A Guide to the Laboratory Use of the Squid Loligo pealei published by the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1974. The revision of this long out of date guide, with the approval of the Marine Biological Laboratory, is an attempt to introduce students and researchers to the cephalopods and particularly the squid as an object of biological research. Therefore, we have decided to expand on its original theme, which was to present important practical aspects for using the squid as experimental animals. There are twenty two chapters instead of the original eight. The material in the original eight chapters has been completely revised. Since more than one method can be used for accomplishing a given task, some duplication of methods was considered desirable in the various chapters. Thus, the methodology can be chosen which is best suited for each reader's requirements. Each subject also contains a mini-review which can serve as an introduction to the various topics. Thus, the volume is not just a laboratory manual, but can also be used as an introduction to squid biology. The book is intended for laboratory technicians, advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and all others who want to learn the purpose, methods, and techniques of using squid as experimental animals. This is the reason why the name has been changed to its present title. Preceding the chapters is a list of many of the abbreviations, prefixes, and suffixes used in this volume.


Evolution Synapse biophysics development embryology enzymes metabolism microscopy nervous system neurons phosphorus physiology tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel L. Gilbert
    • 1
  • William J. AdelmanJr.
    • 1
  • John M. Arnold
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Biophysics, NINDSNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Biomedical Research Center, Cephalopod Biology LaboratoryUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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