About the Book
Histology is the discipline of biology that involves the microscopic examination of thin (5–7 µm) stained tissue sections in order to study their structure and correlate it with function. Histology can detect signs of disease not easily recognized on gross examination and can therefore be of interest in fish health supervision.
The aim of this volume is to present a general reference guide providing an extensive set of histological images of fishes (about 40 species). Although several studies treat histological aspects in relation to pathology, no recent synthesis on the normal histology of fish is available. We therefore believe this atlas will be a main contribution to this field.
This atlas is designed for use by students and researchers, biologists, ichthyologists, fish farmers, veterinarians working in fisheries and, of course, by comparative histologists who want to learn more about the fish world.
-Introduction to Histotechniques and Fish Gross Anatomy—Tissue processing; Sectioning; Routine staining of paraffin sections; Histochemical stainings; Immunohistochemistry & lectin cytochemistry; Coverslipping; Pictures of gross anatomy; Key to the gross anatomy figures A to S; Alphabetical key to the figures A to S
-Tissue of Fishes
-Skeletal Tissues—Cartilage; Bone; Notochord
-Muscular Tissue—Skeletal muscle; Cardiac muscle; Smooth muscle
-Cardiovascular System and Blood—Heart; Blood vessels; Cellular components of blood
-Immune System and Hematopoiesis—Spleen; Thymus; Renal hemopoietic system; Phagocytic system; Epigonal organ
-Integument—Epidermis; Dermis and hypodermis; Skin Coloration
-Digestive System—Oral cavity and pharynx; General outline plan of the digestive tract; Esophagus; Stomach; Intestine
-Glands Associated with the Gastrointestinal Tract—Liver; Exocrine pancreas
-Swim and Gas Bladders
-Excretion and Osmoregulation—Excretory kidney; Chloride cells; Rectal gland of elasmobranchs
-Nervous System—The central nervous system; The peripheral nervous system
-Endocrine Glands—Pituitary Gland; Urophysis (caudal neurosecretory system); Interrenal and chromaffin tissues; Thyroid gland; Endocrine pancreas; Corpuscles of stannius; Ultimobranchial gland; Pseudobranch and choroid body; Pineal gland; Endrocrine cells of the cut; Gonads
-Reproductive System—Male; Female
-Sensory System and Communication—Auditory and lateral line system; Chemoreception;
Electric organs and electroreception; Vision
List of Fish Names
“ ... this volume is bound to be a new resource for anyone who needs a primer of fish histology for comparison with species of interest.” — The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 84, No. 2 June 2009
Franck Genten, Eddy Terwinghe and André Danguy: Department of Histology and Biopathology of Fish Fauna, Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.), Brussels