Edited by Heldmaier, Gerhard; Werner, Dietrich
Hardcover X, 287 pp, 117 illus ISBN 9783540437949
Animals and plants live in changing environmental conditions which require adaptation
in order to cope with this. Some of these environmental changes serve as signals which
have to be "sensed" and interpreted correctly by the organisms to initiate the adaptation.
This signal processing is based on biochemical, molecular and neuronal processes which
are discussed in this book. All examples given underline that continuous adjustment of
physiological functions is an essential requirement for life and survival in complex changing