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Sea Urchins : Biology and Ecology.

Author: John M Lawrence
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Series: Developments in aquaculture and fisheries science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This fully revised and expanded edition of Sea Urchins provides a wide-ranging understanding of the biology and ecology of this key component of the world's oceans. Coverage includes reproduction, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, growth, digestion, carotenoids, disease and nutrition. Other chapters consider the ecology of individual species that are of major importance ecologically and economically,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lawrence, John M.
Sea Urchins : Biology and Ecology.
Amsterdam : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Lawrence
ISBN: 9780123972132 0123972132
OCLC Number: 1058920270
Notes: 2. BACTERIAL DISEASE OF CULTURED SEA URCHINS IN JAPAN.
Description: 1 online resource (559 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Sea Urchins:Biology and Ecology ; Copyright ; Contents ; Preface to the first edition ; Preface to the second edition ; Preface to the third edition; List of contributors ; Chapter 1 --
Phylogeny of Sea Urchins; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. HISTORY OF RESEARCH; 3. PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS; 4. THE FOSSIL RECORD OF ECHINOIDS; 5. RELATIONSHIPS AMONGST THE ECHINACEA; REFERENCES; Chapter 2 --
Sea Urchin Life History Strategies; 1. CONCEPTS; 2. HABITATS AND LIFE HISTORY STRATEGIES OF SEA URCHINS; 3. CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES. Chapter 3 --
Sea Urchin Gametogenesis --
Structural, Functional and Molecular/Genomic Biology1. SEA URCHIN GAMETOGENESIS --
STRUCTURAL MICROENVIRONMENT; 2. SEA URCHIN GAMETOGENESIS --
ANNUAL STRUCTURAL VARIATION; 3. SEA URCHIN GAMETOGENESIS --
ANNUAL MOLECULAR VARIATION; 4. SEA URCHIN GAMETOGENESIS --
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 4 --
Biochemical and Energy Requirements of Gonad Development; 1. CELLULAR ENERGY UTILIZATION; 2. ENERGY METABOLISM DURING DEVELOPMENT; 3. BIOCHEMICAL COMPONENTS OF CELLULAR METABOLISM; 4. GONAD GROWTH; 5. GONAD ENERGY METABOLISM. 6. FEEDING AND METABOLISMACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 5 --
Endocrine Regulation of Echinoid Reproduction; 1. SEA URCHIN GONADS; 2. EXOGENOUS REGULATION OF REPRODUCTION; 3. ENDOGENOUS REGULATION OF REPRODUCTION; 4. MECHANISMS OF REGULATION; 5. GENE REGULATION IN REPRODUCTION; 6. CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 6 --
Larval Ecology of Echinoids; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. PATTERNS IN ABUNDANCE; 3. GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT; 4. MORTALITY AND PREDATION; 5. FEEDING; 6. SWIMMING BEHAVIOR AND VERTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS; 7. DISPERSAL; 8. SETTLEMENT; 9. CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES. Chapter 7 --
Growth and Survival of Postsettlement Sea Urchins1. GROWTH; 2. SURVIVAL; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 8 --
Digestive System; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE DEFINITIVE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AS A WHOLE; 3. MAJOR REGIONS OF THE SEA URCHIN DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; 4. DEVELOPMENT OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 9 --
Feeding, Digestion and Digestibility of Sea Urchins; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. INGESTION; 3. DIGESTION; 4. DIGESTIBILITY; 5. CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 10 --
Nutrition; 1. INTRODUCTION. 2. BASIC CONSIDERATIONS IN SEA URCHIN NUTRITION RESEARCH3. FEED DEVELOPMENT --
DIETARY NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS; 4. BASIC NUTRIENT PROFILES; 5. BASIC APPLICATIONS OF FEED DEVELOPMENT; 6. SUMMARY; Acknowledgments; REFERENCES; Chapter 11 --
Carotenoids in Sea Urchins; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. DISTRIBUTION OF CAROTENOIDS IN SEA URCHINS; 3. METABOLISM OF CAROTENOIDS IN SEA URCHINS; 4. THE EFFECT OF DIETARY CAROTENOIDS ON GONAD COLOR IN SEA URCHINS; 5. THE ROLE OF CAROTENOIDS IN SEA URCHINS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 12 --
Disease in Sea Urchins; 1. DISEASE IN SEA URCHINS IN THE FIELD.
Series Title: Developments in aquaculture and fisheries science.

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This fully revised and expanded edition of Sea Urchins provides a wide-ranging understanding of the biology and ecology of this key component of the world's oceans. Coverage includes reproduction, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, growth, digestion, carotenoids, disease and nutrition. Other chapters consider the ecology of individual species that are of major importance ecologically and economically, including species from Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa. In addition, six new contributions in areas such as immunology, digestive sy.

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