Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology

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John M. Lawrence
Academic Press, 31 mai 2013 - 550 pages

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 systems and community ecology inform readers on key recent developments and insights from the literature.

Sea urchins are ecologically important and often greatly affect marine communities. Because they have an excellent fossil record, they are also of interest to paleontologists. Research on sea urchins has increased in recent years, stimulated first by recognition of their ecological importance and subsequently their economic importance. Scientists around the world are actively investigating their potential for aquaculture and fisheries, and their value as model systems for investigations in developmental biology continues to increase.

  • Continues the series "Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science" with a newly revised volume
  • Collects and synthesizes the state of knowledge of sea urchin biology and ecology
  • Expanded from previous edition to include non-edible species, providing the needed basis for broader evolutionary understanding of sea urchins
 

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Table des matières

Chapter 1 Phylogeny of Sea Urchins
1
Chapter 2 Sea Urchin Life History Strategies
15
Chapter 3 Sea Urchin Gametogenesis Structural Functional and MolecularGenomic Biology
25
Chapter 4 Biochemical and Energy Requirements of Gonad Development
45
Chapter 5 Endocrine Regulation of Echinoid Reproduction
59
Chapter 6 Larval Ecology of Echinoids
69
Chapter 7 Growth and Survival of Postsettlement Sea Urchins
83
Chapter 8 Digestive System
119
CHAPTER 19 ARBACIA
275
Chapter 20 Loxechinus albus
285
Chapter 21 Paracentrotus lividus
297
Chapter 22 Psammechinus miliaris
329
Chapter 23 Echinometra
337
Chapter 24 Evechinus chloroticus
355
Chapter 25 Heliocidaris erythrogramma
369
Chapter 26 Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
381

Chapter 9 Feeding Digestion and Digestibility of Sea Urchins
135
Chapter 10 Nutrition
155
Chapter 11 Carotenoids in Sea Urchins
171
Chapter 12 Disease in Sea Urchins
179
Chapter 13 Immunology in Sea Urchins
187
Chapter 14 Sea Urchins as Drivers of Shallow Benthic Marine Community Structure
195
Chapter 15 Stock Enhancement
213
Chapter 16 Cidaroids
225
Chapter 17 Centrostephanus rodgersii
243
Chapter 18 Diadema
257
Chapter 27 Strongylocentrotus franciscanus and Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
413
Chapter 28 Strongylocentrotus intermedius
437
Chapter 29 Strongylocentrotus nudus
449
Chapter 30 Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus Pseudocentrotus depressus and Heliocidaris crassispina
461
CHAPTER 31 LYTECHINUS
475
Chapter 32 Tripneustes
491
Index
509
Color plates
533
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