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Fish Defenses Vol. 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators

Giacomo Zaccone
October 31, 2017

Dramatic changes in the environment, including habitat degradation and climate change, have focused attention on how individuals and populations respond to a shifting biotic and abiotic landscape. A critical step toward meeting this goal is a clear understanding of the capacity of individuals to...

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Fishes (Agnathans and Bony Fishes): Phylogeny, Reproductive System, Viviparity, Spermatozoa

Barrie G M Jamieson
October 31, 2017

It is perhaps because fishes live in a buoyant medium, whether it be fresh or sea water, that they show a diversity in body shapes that is unparalleled by other vertebrates. There is also a unique diversity in the modes of reproduction, whether by external or internal fertilization, and this, with...

Reproduction of Amphibians

Maria Oielska
October 31, 2017

This book deals with reproduction of Amphibians belonging to three extant orders: Caecilians, Salamanders, Frogs and Toads. Separate chapters have been written for males and females; the chapters describe gonad structure and development, gametogenesis, urogenital connections, and reproductive...

The Biology of the First 1,000 Days

Crystal D Karakochuk, Kyly C. Whitfield, Tim J Green, Klaus Kraemer
September 20, 2017

The first 1,000 days, from conception to two years of age, is a critical period of growth and development. Exposures to dietary, environmental, hormonal, and other stressors during this window have been associated with an increased risk of poor health outcomes, some of which are irreversible. The...

Autophagy and Signaling

Esther Wong
September 14, 2017

Autophagy and Signaling is an up-to-date overview of the many signaling pathways regulating autophagy in response to different cellular needs. Discussion includes the status and future directions of autophagy signaling research with respect to different aspects of health and disease. These include...

Photographic and Descriptive Musculoskeletal Atlas of Gorilla: With Notes on the Attachments, Variations, Innervation, Synonymy and Weight of the Muscles

Rui Diogo, Josep M. Potau, Juan F. Pastor, Felix J. dePaz, Eva M. Ferrero, Gaelle Bello, Mercedex Barbosa, Bernard A. Wood
September 14, 2017

Even though the gorilla is our closest living relative, information about its anatomy, and particularly its musculature, is scarce. This book is the first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of the gorilla. It includes high-quality photographs of musculoskeletal structures from most...

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications

David M. Gardiner
September 12, 2017

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications examines cutting-edge developments in the field of regenerative engineering. Specific attention is given to activities that embrace the importance of integrating developmental biology and tissue engineering, and how...

Sex Determination in Fish

T. J. Pandian
September 12, 2017

This book is the first to report that research in allogenics/xenogenics has conclusively shown that fishes have retained bisexual potency even after sexual maturity and spermiation. The XY genotype found in the unexpected female phenotypes sired by supermales (Y1Y2) and androgenic males (Y2Y2)...

Biology of Domestic Animals

Colin G. Scanes, Rodney A. Hill
August 17, 2017

There is increasing interest in the biology of domestic animals ranging from genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, nutritional physiology, and systems biology. This book touches on all of these, with a particular focus on topics such as domestic animals as comparative models to humans, molecular...

Reproduction and Development in Mollusca

T. J. Pandian
August 04, 2017

This book is perhaps the first attempt to comprehensively project the uniqueness of molluscs, covering almost all aspects of reproduction and development from aplacophorans to vampyromorphic cephalopods. Molluscs are unique for the presence of protective external shell, defensive inking, geographic...

Calcium Entry Channels in Non-Excitable Cells

Juliusz Ashot Kozak, James W. Putney, Jr.
June 08, 2017

Calcium Entry Channels in Non-Excitable Cells focuses on methods of investigating the structure and function of non-voltage gated calcium channels. Each chapter presents important discoveries in calcium entry pathways, specifically dealing with the molecular identification of store-operated calcium...

Fish Defenses Vol. 1: Immunology

Giacomo Zaccone
May 31, 2017

The greatest complexity of the immune response is shown by vertebrates which are endowed with innate and acquired immunity. Immunological studies performed mostly in mammals have been the reference for studies in other vertebrates. The study of immunological fish defenses has advanced considerably...