Acoelomate and Pseudocoelomate Metazoans

Acoelomate and Pseudocoelomate Metazoans

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editors: Arthur C. Giese, John S. Pearse
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260556

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Reproduction of Marine Invertebrates, Volume I: Acoelomate and Pseudocoelomate Metazoans is a collection of papers that deals with the evolution of reproductive mechanisms and behavior in marine invertebrates. This collection starts with terminologies and basic events in marine invertebrate reproduction, including the method of estimating sexual reproductive activity, as well as the timing and patterns involved. The book notes that temperatures, salinities, or food availability should be favorable when the young are produced and when they are developing. One paper shows that the reproductive rhythm is dynamic and in some species is latitude-dependent. Other papers discuss the reproductive cycles of different marine invertebrates such as the Porifera, Cnidaria, Nemertinea, and Nematoda. These papers include topics on asexual reproduction, regeneration, sexual reproduction, and development, and then explain in detail the development of certain invertebrates from their kinorhynchs state (embryonic), to the molting stages, juvenile stages, then to adulthood. This book can be useful for marine biologists, marine ecologists, and students involved in marine biological and physical sciences.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Chapter 1 Introduction: General Principles

    1.1 Basic Events and Terminology of Reproduction

    1.2 Methods of Estimating Sexual Reproductive Activity

    1.3 The Timing and Patterns of Reproduction

    1.4 Endogenous Regulation of Gametogenesis

    1.5 Exogenous Regulation of Gametogenesis

    1.6 Spawning

    1.7 Ecological Considerations of Reproductive Cycles

    1.8 Conclusion

    1.9 References

    Chapter 2 Porifera

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Asexual Reproduction

    2.3 Sexual Reproduction

    2.4 Development

    2.5 References

    Chapter 3 Cnidaria

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Asexual Reproduction

    3.3 Sexual Reproduction

    3.4 Development

    3.5 References

    Chapter 4 Ctenophora

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Asexual Reproduction

    4.3 Sexual Reproduction

    4.4 Development

    4.5 References

    Chapter 5 Platyhelminthes (Turbellaria)

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Asexual Reproduction

    5.3 Sexual Reproduction

    5.4 Development

    5.5 References

    Chapter 6 Gnathostomulida

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Asexual Reproduction

    6.3 Sexual Reproduction

    6.4 Development

    6.5 References

    Chapter 7 Nemertinea

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Asexual Reproduction and Regeneration

    7.3 Sexual Reproduction

    7.4 Development

    7.5 References

    Chapter 8 Nematoda

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Asexual Reproduction

    8.3 Sexual Reproduction

    8.4 Development

    8.5 References

    Chapter 9 Rotifera

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Asexual Reproduction

    9.3 Sexual Reproduction

    9.4 Development

    9.5 References

    Chapter 10 Gastrotricha

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Asexual Reproduction

    10.3 Sexual Reproduction

    10.4 Development

    10.5 References

    Chapter 11 Kinorhyncha

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Asexual Reproduction

    11.3 Sexual Reproduction

    11.4 Development

    11.5 References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Taxanomic Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 558
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260556

About the Editors

Arthur C. Giese

John S. Pearse

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