Hiran M Dutta
Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences
Volume 91 Issue 3 May 1982 pp 207-215
A selected literature dealing with the relationship between vertebrate structures and functions has been reviewed. Published literature in this field generally relates to three approaches: evolutionary, ontogenetic and holistic. This paper explains the salient features of these approaches and how their findings can be verified experimentally. Evolutionary approach can only make use of theoretical explanation, whereas, in both ontogenetic and holistic approaches experimentation is possible.
Volume 94 Issue 4 August 1985 pp 359-375
This review of the air-breathing fishes deals with morphology, histochemical analyses of respiratory membrane and muscles, morphometrics and development of respiratory organs, hematology and other blood parameters, oxygen uptake by gills and skin, physiological and behavioural aspects, ecology and effects of pollutants on the morphology and behaviour. The scientific significance and application of the studies of functional morphology and physiology in understanding the alteration caused by pollutants have also been elucidated.