Edible Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology

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John M. Lawrence
Elsevier, 7 déc. 2006 - 380 pages

Sea urchins are a major component of the world ocean. They are important ecologically and often greatly affect marine communities. They have an excellent fossil record and consequently are of interest to paleontologists. Research has increased in recent years stimulated first by a recognition of their ecological importance and then because of their economic importance. Scientists around the world are actively investigating their potential for aquaculture.

This book is designed to provide a broad understanding of the biology and ecology of sea urchins. Synthetic chapters consider biology of sea urchins as a whole to give a broad view. The topics of these chapters include reproduction, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, growth, digestion, carotenoids, disease and nutrition. Subsequent chapters consider the ecology of individual species that are of major importance ecologically and economically. These include species from Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa.

* First comprehensive book devoted to the biology and ecology of sea urchins
* NEW chapter on Nutrition of Sea Urchins and Ecology of Diadema
* Brand NEW illustrations
* Hot NEW topic: Immunology of the Sea Urchin
* Chapters written by internationally recognized experts
* Each chapter revised and updated from the first edition
* Biological chapters include reproduction, endocrinology, carotenoids and disease
* Ecological chapters include species of major economic interest for fisheries and aquaculture
 

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Table des matières

Use and LifeHistory Strategies
1
Chapter 2 Gametogenesis and Reproduction of Sea Urchins
11
Chapter 3 Biochemical and Energy Requirements of Gonad Development
35
Chapter 4 Endocrine Regulation of Sea Urchin Reproduction
55
Chapter 5 Echinoid Larval Ecology
71
Chapter 6 Growth and Survival of Postsettlement Sea Urchins
95
Chapter 7 Feeding Digestion and Digestibility
135
Chapter 8 Carotenoids in Sea Urchins
159
Chapter 14 Ecology of Psammechinus miliaris
287
Chapter 15 Ecology of Echinometra
297
Chapter 16 Ecology of Evechinus chloroticus
319
Chapter 17 Ecology of Heliocidaris erythrogramma
339
Chapter 18 Ecology of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
353
Chapter 19 The Ecology of Strongylocentrotus franciscanus and Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
393
Chapter 20 Ecology of Strongylocentrotus intermedius
427
Chapter 21 Ecology of Strongylocentrotus nudus
443

Chapter 9 Disease in Sea Urchins
167
Color Plates
183
Chapter 10 Ecology of Centrostephanus
191
Chapter 11 Ecology of Diadema
205
Chapter 12 Ecology of Loxechinus albus
227
Chapter 13 Ecology of Paracentrotus lividus
243
Chapter 22 Ecology of Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus Pseudocentrotus depressus and Anthocidaris crassispina
459
Chapter 23 Ecology of Lytechinus
473
Chapter 24 Ecology of Tripneustes
499
Chapter 25 Sea Urchin Roe Cuisine
521
Index
525
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Expressions et termes fréquents

Fréquemment cités

Page 28 - Anderson, E. 1968. Oocyte differentiation in the sea urchin, Arbacia punctulata with particular reference to the origin of cortical granules and their participation in the cortical reaction.

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