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Advances in Sponge Science: Physiology, Chemical and Microbial Diversity, Biotechnology

One of two special issues of Advances in Marine Biology focusing on sponge science, it features comprehensive reviews of the latest studies that are advancing our understanding of the fascinating marine phylum Porifera. The selected contributors are internationally renowned researchers in their respective fields and provide a thorough overview of the state-of-the-art of sponge science.

Audience
Postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, oceanography

Included in series
Advances in Marine Biology

Hardbound, 374 Pages

Published: June 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-394283-8

Contents

  • 1- The physiology and molecular biology of sponge tissues

    Sally P. Leys and April Hill

    2- Sponge-microbe symbioses: recent advances and new directions

    Robert W. Thacker and Christopher J. Freeman

    3- Nutrient fluxes through sponges: biology, budgets, and ecological implications

    Manuel Maldonado, Marta Ribes and Fleur C. van Duyl

    4- Sponge chemical diversity: from biosynthetic pathways to ecological roles

    Grégory Genta-Jouve and Olivier P. Thomas

    5- Biosilica: molecular biology, biochemistry and function in demosponges as well

    as its applied aspects for tissue engineering

    Xiaohong Wang, Heinz C. Schröder, Matthias Wiens, Ute Schloßmacher and Werner

    E.G. Müller

    6- Cultivation of sponges, sponge cells and symbionts: achievements and future prospects

    Klaske J. Schippers, Detmer Sipkema, Ronald Osinga, Hauke Smidt, Shirley A.

    Pomponi, Dirk E. Martens and René H. Wijffels

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