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Caucasian Herbarium Komarov Botanical Institute of the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg
This herbariium, together with that contributed by Marschall von Bieberstein and K.A. Meir, formed the nucleus of the first botanical collection in Russia. It will be of significant assistance to botanical work on the systematics, floristics and morphology of higher plants in many different countries. It will also allow the standard specimens of higher plant taxa from the Caucasus to be examined by research workers who have no access to the original material.
This book covers many aspects of the biology of spiders including morphology, physiology, neurobiology, ecology, evolution, classification, natural history, and behavior. The physiology of all major systems are covered (integument, digestion, excretion and osmoregulation, neurophysiology, respiration and metabolism, circulation and hemolymph), as well as the biochemistry of spider silk and venom. Behavioral topics include, but are not limited to, foraging, dispersal, antipredator tactics, nest and web construction, communication, and social interactions. Topics on physiological ecology, habitat selection, diet composition, and community ecology are also addressed.
Additional ttopics include spider systematics and evolution, as well as the role of spiders in mythology and literature.
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