The unusual life history of the brine shrimp, Artemia, and the relative ease with which it can be experimentally manipulated have long made his crustacean a favorite system for biological studies. Over the years, descriptive morphological work has given way to a rigorous analysis of biochemical and cellular aspects of the organism. The underlying theme of the work is often been developmental in nature.This book brings together a wide spectrum of topics under study in the shrimp. Analyses of gene structure and protein synthesis are combined with descriptions of protein interactions characteristic of functional cells.
Table of Contents
1. Structure and Expression of Histone Genes in Artemia 2. Activation of Stoed Messenger Ribonucleoproteins- Identification and Function of the Proteins Associate with Nonpolysomal Poly- Containing Messenger Ribonucleoproteins of Cryptobiotic Gastrulae of Artemia sp 3. Molecular Aspects of Development in the Brine Shrimp Artemia- Structural and Functional Studies on the Eukaryotic Polypeptide Initiation Factor 2 and Expression of the Eukaryotic Elongation Factor Tu During Development 4. Purine Nucleotide Metabolism in Artemia and Their Role in the Developmental Process 5. Proteases and Proteas Inhibitors in Artemia and Their Role in the Developmental Process 6. The Hemoglobins of Artemia sp- Oxygen Carriers with Multidomain Globin Chains 7. Carotenoids in Relation to Artemia Development 8. Physiochemical Characterization of Ribosomal Particles from Artemia 9. Artemia Tubulin � A Model Protein for the Study of Gene Regulation and Organelle Formation During Development 10. The Integument of Artemia During Early Development