Biology of the Invertebrates

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Author: Jan A. Pechenik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781259060755

Category: Invertebrates

Page: 640

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This textbook is the most concise and readable invertebrates book in terms of detail and pedagogy (other texts do not offer boxed readings, a second color, end of chapter questions, or pronunciation guides). All phyla of invertebrates are covered (comprehensive) with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group.

Biology of the Integument: Invertebrates

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Author: Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn,A. Gedeon Matoltsy,K. Sylvia Richards

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540130628

Category: Medical

Page: 841

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Biosystematik

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Author: Guillaume Lecointre,Hervé Le Guyader

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540299793

Category: Science

Page: 696

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Wussten Sie, dass Sie mit einem Röhrling näher verwandt sind als mit einem Gänseblümchen oder Vögel den Krokodilen näher sind als Eidechsen? In den letzten 30 Jahren sind die Methoden der Klassifikation des Lebens völlig neu überdacht worden. Das Resultat stellt die bisherige Einteilung der mehr als 2 Millionen bekannten Arten auf den Kopf. Das Buch hilft, die organismische Vielfalt zu bewältigen, indem wesentliche Einteilungs- und Ordnungskriterien vorgestellt und bedeutende stammesgeschichtliche Entwicklungslinien diskutiert werden.

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates: Progress in asexual reproduction

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Author: K. G. Adiyodi,Roger N. Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471489689

Category: Science

Page: 354

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About 95% of all known animal species are invertebrates. Knowledge of their sexual, reproductive and developmental biology is essential for the effective management of species that are economically useful to man, or are harmful to him, his crops or livestock. * Chapters by leading experts in the field * Covers much of the up to date research in an informative and highly useful fashion * Covers all parts of recent progress in vitellogenisis

The Biology of the Deep Ocean

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Author: Peter Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198549563

Category: Science

Page: 314

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Erratum: Table 11.1 on page 241 has been mis-set. The entries for the phyla Annelida, Bryozoa, Cnidaria, Echiura, Mollusca, Placozoa, Porifera and Rotifera should all be moved one column to the right. The deep sea environment is the most extensive on our planet. Its denizens are normally unseen but whenever they are exposed to view they are regarded as bizarre aliens from a different world. The Biology of the Deep Ocean takes a close look at this apparently hostile world and explains how its inhabitants are exquisitely adapted to survive and flourish within it.

Biology of Invertebrates

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467284971

Category: Education

Page: 436

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Biology of Invertebrates. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Protists, The Poriferans and Placozoans, Introduction to the Hydrostatic Skeleton, and The Cnidarians plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

An identification guide to the larval marine invertebrates of the pacific northwest

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Author: Alan L. Shanks

Publisher: Oregon State Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 314

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The study of larval invertebrates is a vital and growing field in contemporary marine science. The key ecological role of larvae in determining adult population sizes has been recognized for decades and has inspired extensive research. This volume, the first of its kind, is an identification guide to the planktonic larvae of shallow subtidal and intertidal invertebrates common to the Pacific Northwest coast.Each chapter provides a brief background to the larval biology of an invertebrate group; keys, drawings, and descriptions for the identification of larvae; a list of the species present in the Pacific Northwest; and a reference section. The geographic range covered is roughly from southeast Alaska to northern California; however many of the species are found along the entire coast of California, as far south as Baja California.An essential reference for anyone attempting to identify larval invertebrates from zooplankton samples, this working manual is intended for students as well as scientists and,researchers. It offers an important new resource for marine biologists, biological oceanographers, marine and intertidal ecologists, and especially larval biologists.

Invertebrate Biology

A Functional Approach

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Author: P. Calow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475703317

Category: Science

Page: 183

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Courses on the invertebrates have two principal aims: (1) to introduce students to the diversity of animal life and (2) to make them aware that organisms are marvellously integrated systems with evolutionary pasts and ecological presents. This text is concerned exclusively with the second aim and assumes that the reader will already know something about the diversity and classification of invertebrates. Concepts of whole-organism function, metabolism and adaptation form the core of the subject-matter and this is also considered in an ecological setting. Hence, the approach is multi-disciplinary, drawing from principles normally restricted to comparative morphology and physiology ,ecology and evolutionary biology. Invertebrate courses, as with all others in a science curriculum, also have another aim - to make students aware of the general methods of science. And these I take to be associated with the so-called hypothetico deductive programme. Here, therefore, I make a conscious effort to formulate simple, some might say naive, hypotheses and to confront them with quantitative data from the real world. There are, for example, as many graphs in the book as illustrations of animals. My aim, though, has not been to test out the principles of Darwinism, but rather to sharpen our focus on physiological adaptations, given the assumption that Darwinism is approximately correct. Whether or not I succeed remains for the reader to decide.

Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 6

Deuterostomia

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Author: Andreas Wanninger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3709118565

Category: Science

Page: 214

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This multi-author, six-volume work summarizes our current knowledge on the developmental biology of all major invertebrate animal phyla. The main aspects of cleavage, embryogenesis, organogenesis and gene expression are discussed in an evolutionary framework. Each chapter presents an in-depth yet concise overview of both classical and recent literature, supplemented by numerous color illustrations and micrographs of a given animal group. The largely taxon-based chapters are supplemented by essays on topical aspects relevant to modern-day EvoDevo research such as regeneration, embryos in the fossil record, homology in the age of genomics and the role of EvoDevo in the context of reconstructing evolutionary and phylogenetic scenarios. A list of open questions at the end of each chapter may serve as a source of inspiration for the next generation of EvoDevo scientists. Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates is a must-have for any scientist, teacher or student interested in developmental and evolutionary biology as well as in general invertebrate zoology. This chapter is dedicated to the Deuterostomia, comprising the Echinodermata and Hemichordata (usually grouped together as the Ambulacraria) as well as the Cephalochordata and the Tunicata.

The Invertebrates

A Synthesis

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Author: R. S. K. Barnes,Peter P. Calow,P. J. W. Olive,D. W. Golding,J. I. Spicer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312332

Category: Science

Page: 512

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The majority of undergraduate texts in invertebrate zoology (of which there are many) fall into one of two categories. They either offer a systematic treatment of groups of animals phylum by phylum, or adopt a functional approach to the various anatomical and physiological systems of the better known species. The Invertebrates is the first and only textbook to integrate both approaches and thus meet the modern teaching needs of the subject. This is the only invertebrate textbook to integrate systematics and functional approaches. The molecular systematics sections have been completely updated for the new edition. Strong evolutionary theme which reflects the importance of molecular techniques throughout. Distills the essential characteristics of each invertebrate group and lists diagnostic features to allow comparisons between phyla. New phyla have been added for the new edition. Stresses comparisons in physiology, reproduction and development. Improved layout and illustration quality. Second edition has sold 14000 copies. Nature of the first edition: 'Students will like this book. It deserves to succeed.'

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates, Accessory Sex Glands

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Author: K. G. Adiyodi,Rita G. Adiyodi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471914662

Category: Science

Page: 542

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Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates Volume III Accessory Sex Glands Edited by K. G. Adiyodi Accessory Sex Glands is the third volume in the encyclopaedic series and provides very valuable information, some hitherto unpublished, on the distribution, structure, origin physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and evolution of the accessory sex glands in different groups of invertebrates. Volumes I and II of this series (published by Wiley) have given detailed accounts of the structure, origin, composition and physiology of female and male gametes and also provided some information on the mechanisms controlling their production. The secretions of accessory sex glands are indispensable for several key aspects of gamete physiology and for successful fertilization and development in many internally fertilizing invertebrates. Interestingly enough, accessory sex gland secretions are produced, in some species at least, under the influence of gonadotrophic hormones as are the gametes themselves. The data on invertebrate accessory sex glands are scattered in various journals and have not been so far collected, critically evaluated and published in book form. This volume thus fills a void and serves as an indispensable corollary and companion to the two volumes that have already appeared on gametology in the series. Contents: Series Preface Preface to Volume III Systematic Resume of the Invertebrates Platyhelminthes--Turbellaria, S.S. Guraya and V.R. Parshad; Nemertina, M. Gontcharoff; Gnathostomulida, Marlene Mainitz; Rotifera, John J. Gilbert; Gastrotricha, W.D. Hummon and M.R. Hummon; Nematoda, L.A. Fitzgerald and W. Eugene Foor; Acanthocephala, David W.T. Crompton; Mollusca, N.W. Runham; Annelida, K.G. Adiyodi; Onychophora, Hilke Ruhberg and Volker Storch; Arthropoda--Crustacea, K.G. Adiyodi and G. Anilkumar; Arthropoda--Insecta, Cedric Gillott; Arthropoda--Myriapoda, J.M. Demange; Pentastomida, John Riley. Species Index. Subject Index.

Biology of the Integument

2 Vertebrates

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Author: J. Bereiter-Hahn,A.G. Matoltsy,K.S. Richards

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 855

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The integument plays an important role in the survival of meta zoans by separating and protecting them from a hostile environ ment. Its function ranges from protection against injury and in fection, participation in the regulation of body temperature and water balance, to respiratory activity, monitoring of the environ ment and production of signals related to behaviour. All these result from specific structural, biochemical and physiological properties of intra-and extracellular components of the integu ment. Thus its characterization can be best accomplished by a multidisciplinary approach with authors specialized in different fields of science. This multi-author book, in two volumes, provides an up-to date survey of the literature. The first volume deals with the integument of invertebrates, the second with that of vertebrates, both organized primarily on a phylum basis. As the level of knowledge on the integument of phyla differs considerably, the information provided is correspondingly either limited or con densed. For some of the smaller groups of invertebrates little information is available, as often only a few electron micrographs are to be found in the literature ; on the other hand, from the large body of knowledge existing for vertebrates, particularly for mammals, no complete overview can be provided, but publica tions giving access to further information have been reviewed critically.

Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 1

Introduction, Non-Bilateria, Acoelomorpha, Xenoturbellida, Chaetognatha

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Author: Andreas Wanninger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709118610

Category: Science

Page: 251

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This multi-author, six-volume work summarizes our current knowledge on the developmental biology of all major invertebrate animal phyla. The main aspects of cleavage, embryogenesis, organogenesis and gene expression are discussed in an evolutionary framework. Each chapter presents an in-depth yet concise overview of both classical and recent literature, supplemented by numerous color illustrations and micrographs of a given animal group. The largely taxon-based chapters are supplemented by essays on topical aspects relevant to modern-day EvoDevo research such as regeneration, embryos in the fossil record, homology in the age of genomics and the role of EvoDevo in the context of reconstructing evolutionary and phylogenetic scenarios. A list of open questions at the end of each chapter may serve as a source of inspiration for the next generation of EvoDevo scientists. Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates is a must-have for any scientist, teacher or student interested in developmental and evolutionary biology as well as in general invertebrate zoology. This volume starts off with three chapters that set the stage for the entire work by covering general aspects of EvoDevo research, including its relevance for animal phylogeny, homology issues in the age of developmental genomics, and embryological data in the fossil record. These are followed by taxon-based chapters on the animals that are commonly considered to have branched off the Animal Tree of Life before the evolution of the Bilateria: the Porifera, Placozoa, Cnidaria (with the Myxozoa being treated separately) and Ctenophora. In addition, the Acoelomorpha, Xenoturbellida and Chaetognatha are examined, including their currently hotly debated phylogenetic affinities.

BIOLOGY OF NON-CHORDATES

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Author: FATIK BARAN MANDAL

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9387472019

Category: Science

Page: 508

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The second edition of the book is an elaborated and updated version of the title Invertebrate Zoology, which was published in the year 2012. In addition to the detailed description of representative genus of each of the major groups, the text provides latest developments in zoology and other related life science disciplines. This book, now with a different title in the second edition, gives an account of 36 phyla in comparison of 12 phyla explained in the first edition. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION • Explains phyla such as Placozoa, Myxozoa, Nemertea, Gnathostomulida, Micrognathozoa, Cycliophora, Xenoturbellida, Acoelomorpha, Orthonectida, Rhombozoa, Gastrotricha, Kinorhyncha, Lorcifera, Priapulida, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Acanthocephala, Entoprocta, Sipuncula, Echiura, Pentastomida, Onychophora, Tardigrada, Brachiopoda and Chaetognatha in the light of recent studies. • Discusses contemporary accounts on adaptive morphology, anatomy and physiology, including diversity in the mode of locomotion, nutrition, respiration and reproduction in major groups. • Emphasizes life cycle pattern of representative genus with well-illustrated diagrams. • Provides Short- and Long-answer questions at the end of each chapter along with references.

Atlas of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development

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Author: David Bruce Conn

Publisher: Wiley-Liss

ISBN: 9780471237969

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the major reproductive and developmental strategies in the animal kingdom Understanding where and how invertebrates live, reproduce, and develop continues to be a growing fascination to those in scientific, economic, environmental, and health-related fields. The Second Edition of Atlas of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development fills the need for an updated reference that outlines essential information concerning all of the generally recognized phyla. It provides readers with an overview of the major reproductive and developmental strategies employed throughout the animal kingdom. This new edition presents a broad range of coverage in textual descriptions of reproduction and development in animal phyla, including a series of labeled micrographs that demonstrate the details of reproductive systems as well as the embryonic, larval, and juvenile stages for representatives of each phylum. In addition, the Second Edition provides vital updates, including: * Fourteen additional phyla, including all generally recognized phyla * Discussion of newly discovered animal phylum?Cycliophora * Additional coverage of chordate development, including embryogeny of tunicates * Expanded coverage of several phyla based on recent research Atlas of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, Second Edition covers the reproductive and developmental biology of invertebrates in a manner that is straightforward and comprehensible. Researchers and instructors in the fields of morphology, developmental biology, and invertebrate biology will all be reminded of how the study of invertebrates has led the way in attempting to understand the mechanisms by which life is defined and propagated.

Lake Sibaya

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Author: B.R. Allanson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789061930884

Category: Science

Page: 364

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Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States

Porifera to Crustacea

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Author: Douglas Grant Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471358374

Category: Science

Page: 638

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Invertebrate Zoology deals with the animals that have no backbones, including the shrimps, crabs, sponges, worms, snails and squids. This book deals specifically with the invertebrates that spend all or part of their lifecycle in a freshwater environment. (As is usual and as in the previous edition, aquatic insects are excluded due to their vast numbers.) The invertebrate species far outnumber the vertebrate species, and a through understanding of aquatic invertebrate zoology is essential.

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

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Author: James H. Thorp

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123748550

Category: Science

Page: 1021

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The third edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates continues the tradition of in-depth coverage of the biology, ecology, phylogeny, and identification of freshwater invertebrates from the USA and Canada. This text serves as an authoritative single source for a broad coverage of the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and phylogeny of all major groups of invertebrates in inland waters of North America, north of Mexico.