About this atlas
This atlas contains 189 coloured images taken from transversal, horizontal
and sagittal sections of eleven organisms widely used in university teaching.
Six invertebrate and five vertebrate species – from the nematode worm
(Ascaris suum) to mammals (Rattus norvegicus) – are shown in detailed
Images show photographs taken from original preparations and 3D photos on the enclosed CD. Studying the macrosections with unaided eyes, with a simple magnifier or binocular microscope might be of great help to accomplish traditional anatomical studies and to establish a certain spatial experience/space perception.
This volume will be of great interest for biology students, researchers and teachers of comparative anatomy. It might act as supporting material of practical courses. Furthermore, medical practitioners, agricultural specialists and researchers having an interest in comparative anatomy might also benefit from it.
Content Level » Research
Keywords » atlas - invertebrates - sectional comparative anatomy - vertebrates
Related subjects » Animal Sciences
Table of contents
Structure of the atlas
Material and methods
- Large roundworm of pigs (Ascaris suum)
- Common earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris)
- Swan mussel (nodonta cygnea)
- Roman snail (Helix pomatia)
- Spinycheek crayfish (Orconectes limosus)
- Giant cockroach (Blaberus giganteus)
- Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
- Edible frog (Rana esculenta)
- Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
- Domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus)
- Laboratory rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Index and dictionary
Dr. Géza I Zboray, graduated as a grammar/high-school teacher of biology and geography at the Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Budapest, 1964. Dr. Univ.: summa cum laude, 1973. He is a senior lecturer at Department of Anatomy, Cell and Developmental Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science. His main interest is neuroanatomy. BSc lecture: comparative anatomy, histology and embryology. MSc lectures and practical courses: neuroanatomy, developmental biology and comparative and human histology. PhD course: Comparative neuroanatomy (1993-2002). He is the editor and author of most textbooks, published by the department (more than 10 volumes), included the above mentioned atlas (in English: Atlas of comparative sectional anatomy. Honors and awards: For the excellent work, given by the Cabinet Council of Hungary (1986), For the Hungarian Science (2002), Pro Universitate medal, given by the University Council, Eötvös Loránd University (2002), Silver Cross Medal of the Hungarian Republic, given by the President of Hungary (2002). He was elected as an Excellent lecturer of he Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University (1984, 1990, 1997 and 2002).
Dr. Zsolt Kovács, PhD (neurobiology, 2003; habilitation: 2008) is associate professor of University of West Hungary (Savaria Campus, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Zoology, Szombathely). He founded a neurophysiological laboratory in his university (2001). His special field in research: absence epilepsy genesis in WAG/Rij rats; connections between neuroinflammatory reactions and absence epilepsy genesis; uneven regional distribution of nucleosides in the human brain (www.neurozsk.hu). He is the lecturer of comparative anatomy and physiology as well neurochemistry. Zsolt Kovács is author of two textbooks of histology, and co-author of the "Összehasonlító metszetanatómiai atlasz", in English: Atlas of comparative sectional anatomy).
Dr. György Kriska, PhD (biology, 2000) is assistant professor of Eötvös University (Faculty of Natural Sciences, Group for Methodology in Biology Teaching, Budapest). His special field in research: visual ecology and freshwater biology (www.kriskagyorgy.extra.hu). He is interested in micro- and macrophotography and computer programming. Honors: 1997: 1st, 3rd prize, 1999: 1st prize, 2001: 1st prize of Hungarian Association of Manufacturers, Distributors and Consumers of Educational Media. György Kriska is co-author of the „Wirbellose Tiere in den Binnengewassern Zentraleuropas" (Weissdord-Verlag Jena, 2009).
Dr. Kinga Molnár graduated as a biologist (1993),
obtained her PhD title in cell biology (2001) at Eötvös University.
She has more than 15 years routine in higher education. Her present affiliation
is a lecturer in comparative anatomy, comparative and mammalian histology, developmental
and human embryology and zoology at the Department of Anatomy, Cell and Developmental
Biology, Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University.
She is the illustrator of 8 textbooks written on a field of anatomy, histology, surgery and neurochemistry by authors working at the Eötvös University and the Semmelweis University of Medicine (1996-2005, publishers: Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó (National Textbook Publishing Company), Eötvös Kiadó (Eötvös University Press), Semmelweis Kiadó (Semmelweis Publishing Company), Dialóg Campus and Scolar Publishing Companies). She is the author of an anatomy book (Scolar Kiadó, 2005) and one of the co-authors of the Atlas of comparative sectional anatomy (Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó, 2005).
Zsolt Pálfia, biological-engineer at Department of Anatomy, Cell and Developmental Biology, Eötvös Loránd University. He holds M.Sc. in biological engineering at the Faculty of Chemistry, Technical University Budapest, 1983. He is lecturer of comparative anatomy, comparative histology, cell biology, image analysis and animal preparation. His field of interest in research: observation of the cellular autophagy on different model systems (exocrine pancreas of rat; C. elegans) and analysis of biological pattern formation. He is co-author, co-illustrator and "technical editor" (copyeditor, compositor, text and cover designer, indexer) of the textbooks and "Atlas of comparative sectional anatomy". He is contributor of some Hungarian publisher (Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó (National Textbook Publishing Company), Magyar Világ Kiadó (Hungarian World Publishing Company), Magyar Nagylexikon Kiadó (Hungarian National Encyclopedia Publishing Company) and Pauz-Westermann Kiadó (Pauz-Westermann Publishing Company)) as an illustrator and text designer.