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Biology and Culture of Portunid Crabs of World Seas

Ramasamy Santhanam
August 15, 2017

Biology and Culture of Portunid Crabs of World Seas provides an abundance of valuable first-hand information about the diversity, biology, ecology culture of the portunid crabs of the word seas. Marine crabs play an important role directly or indirectly in the livelihood of millions of people...

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...

Aquaculture Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 1

Didier Montet, R.C. Ray
July 27, 2017

Aquaculture is currently one of the fastest growing production sectors in the world. It now accounts for nearly half (45%) of the world�s food fish (which refers to production of aquatic animals: fish, crustaceans, molluscs, amphibians) and this increase is expected to reach 50% in 2015. Genetic...

Fishes Out of Water: Biology and Ecology of Mudskippers

Zeehan Jaafar, Edward O. Murdy
June 27, 2017

Mudskippers are amphibious fishes native to the Indo-West Pacific and tropical western Africa. Unlike most fishes, mudskippers emerse to forage, find mates, and defend territories. Adaptations to their morphology, physiology and behavior enable mudskippers to accommodate both aquatic and...

Industrial Applications of Marine Biopolymers

Parappurath Narayanan Sudha
June 27, 2017

Industrial Applications of Marine Biopolymers presents different classes of marine biopolymers and their industrial applications, demonstrating the precious value of ocean resources to society. This timely volume discusses the exceedingly useful polymers derived from these materials that are...

Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change

Michael J. Kennish, Hans W. Paerl
June 16, 2017

Dynamic and productive ecosystems, coastal lagoons play an important role in local economies and often bear the brunt of coastal development, agricultural, and urban waste, overuse from fisheries, aquaculture, transportation, energy production, and other human activities. The features that make...

Environmental Assessment of Estuarine Ecosystems: A Case Study

Claude Amiard-Triquet, Philip S. Rainbow
June 13, 2017

Estuaries in every country exemplify the same paradox — they are among the most productive ecosystems and also among the most impacted by anthropogenic activities. And although estuarine biodiversity is key to the ecological and economic health of coastal regions, estuaries are exposed to toxic...

Biology of Subterranean Fishes

Eleonora Trajano, Maria Elina Bichuette, B.G. Kapoor
June 07, 2017

In most habitats, adaptations are the single most obvious aspects of an organism’s phenotype. However, the most obvious feature of many subterranean animals are losses, not adaptations. Even Darwin saw subterranean animals as degenerates: examples of eyelessness and loss of structure in general....

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...

Oceanic Acidification: A Comprehensive Overview

Ronald Eisler
May 31, 2017

This book critically examines the available literature on oceanic acidification, including a historical review of pH and atmospheric CO2 levels over the millennia; natural and anthropogenic sources of CO2 to the atmosphere and sea surface; chemical, physical, and biological mode of action;...

Fish Histology: From Cells to Organs

Doaa M. Mokhtar
May 19, 2017

This new volume provides up-to-date information that emphasizes the relationships and concepts by which cell and tissue structures of fish are inextricably linked with their function. The book also describes the most recent development in the sciences of fish histology. Covers the normal histology...

Environmental Problems in Marine Biology: Methodological Aspects and Applications

Tamara Garcia Barrera, Jose Luis Gomez Ariza
May 11, 2017

Marine environment can be affected by several pollutants such as the presence of elements and their chemical species, pharmaceuticals, nanoparticles and other emerging contaminants. Environmental monitoring can be assessed by genomics, proteomics (i.e. redox proteomics), chemical speciation...

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