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Seaweed Bioactives: Health Benefits and Potential Applications

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Amit K. Jaiswal
November 15, 2018

Studies show seaweeds are valuable sources of structurally diverse bioactive compounds. These compounds exhibited various biological activities and beneficial health effects, This book focuses on four aspects of seaweeds research: bioactive compounds in seaweeds, their health benefits, effect of...

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

1st Edition

Barrie G M Jamieson
October 03, 2018

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...

Chemical Ecology: The Ecological Impacts of Marine Natural Products

1st Edition

Melany P. Puglisi, Mikel A. Becerro
September 24, 2018

During the past 20 years, marine chemical ecology has emerged as a respected field of study providing a better understanding of the role natural products play in organisms and their environments. Ample data in this book advocates the conservation of marine environments for future drug...

Shark Research: Emerging Technologies and Applications for the Field and Laboratory

1st Edition

Jeffrey C Carrier, Michael R. Heithaus, Colin A. Simpfendorfer
September 18, 2018

Over the last decade, the study of shark biology has benefited from the development, refinement, and rapid expansion of novel techniques and advances in technology. These have given new insight into the fields of shark genetics, feeding, foraging, bioenergetics, imaging, age and growth, movement,...

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Sponges

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam, Santhanam Ramesh, Anbu Jeba Sunilson
September 07, 2018

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Sponges is the first comprehensive book of its kind written by scientists from both the Marine Biology and Pharmacy disciplines to fill the long-felt need for a marine natural products book devoted exclusively to sponges. Sponges are the most primitive...

Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam
August 16, 2018

This comprehensive volume focuses exclusively on sea snails (or gastropods), which are popular food items and occupy an important role in the commercial shell craft industry. Familiar examples include conchs (highly sought after due to their mild flavor) and escargot, abalone, and periwinkle snails...

Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Bivalve Molluscs

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam
June 18, 2018

This comprehensive volume provides a plethora of first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of edible marine bivalve molluscs. It covers the biology of edible marine bivalves; profiles about 180 species, providing information on their habitat, distribution, morphology, food and...

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Plants

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam, Santhanam Ramesh, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
June 12, 2018

Marine plants such as algae (blue-green algae and seaweeds), seagrasses, mangrove plants, salt-tolerant or salt-loving plants (halophytes) and coastal sand dune plants are known to generate approximately 70% of oxygen on earth, and help regulate oxygen in the atmosphere. These plants are potential...

Ecological Strategies of Aquatic Insects

1st Edition

Charles W. Heckman
June 11, 2018

This book recounts the habits of many interesting and unusual exceptions to the rule that insects are typically terrestrial forms of life. It examines the different ways that groups of species have developed modes of existence in or on the surface of water, and gives reasons why the gross...

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine

3rd Edition

Frances M.D. Gulland, Leslie A. Dierauf, Karyl L. Whitman
May 23, 2018

For three decades, this book has been acknowledged as the most respected scientific reference specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. Written by approximately 100 contributors who are recognized globally as leaders in their respective fields, the CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal...

Protocols for Macroalgae Research

1st Edition

Bénédicte Charrier, Thomas Wichard, C R K Reddy
April 26, 2018

Protocols for Macroalgae Research describes state-of-the-art approaches and applications in seaweed research. The book is comprised of 31 protocols in all and provides critical information regarding the cultivation and preservation of seaweeds, their chemical composition, as well as their cellular...

Reproduction and Development in Echinodermata and Prochordata

1st Edition

T. J. Pandian
April 05, 2018

Echinoderms and prochordates occupy a key position in vertebrate evolution. The genomes of sea urchin share 70% homology with humans. Researches on cell cycle in sea urchin and phagocytosis in asteroids have fetched Nobel Prizes. In this context, this book assumes immense importance. Echinoderms...

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