The Nervous Systems of Invertebrates: An Evolutionary and Comparative Approach

With a Coda written by T.H. Bullock

  • O. Breidbach
  • W. Kutsch

Part of the Experientia Supplementum book series (EXS, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introductory remarks

    1. O. Breidbach, W. Kutsch
      Pages 1-6
  3. Coelenterata

    1. C. J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen, J. A. Westfall
      Pages 7-24
  4. Platyhelminthes

    1. M. Reuter, M. K. S. Gustafsson
      Pages 25-59
  5. Nematoda

  6. Annelida

    1. G. O. Aisemberg, V. Y. Wong, E. R. Macagno
      Pages 77-87
  7. Mollusca

  8. Onychophora

  9. Arthropoda

  10. Echinodermata

  11. Methodological comment

    1. M. Schmitt
      Pages 425-438
  12. Coda

  13. Back Matter
    Pages 449-454

About this book


In this volume outstanding specialists review the state of the art in nervous system research for all main invertebrate groups. They provide a comprehensive up-to-date analysis important for everyone working on neuronal aspects of single groups, as well as taking into account the phylogenesis of invertebrates. The articles report on recently gained knowledge about diversification in the invertebrate nervous systems, and demonstrate the analytical power of a comparative approach. Novel techniques in molecular and developmental biology are creating new perspectives that point toward a theoretical foundation for a modern organismic biology. The comparative approach, as documented here, will engage the interest of anyone challenged by the problem of structural diversification in biology.


anatomy arthropods biology development developmental biology evolution insects invertebrates nervous system neurobiology neurosciences peptides phylogeny systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • O. Breidbach
    • 1
  • W. Kutsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Fakultät und Institut für MathematikRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für BiologieUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 1995
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-9949-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-9219-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1023-294X
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