Advances in Marine Biology, Volume 59

1st Edition

Editors: Michael Lesser
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123855367
eBook ISBN: 9780123855374
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2011
Page Count: 212
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Table of Contents

p53 Superfamily Proteins in Marine Bivalve Cancer and Stress Biology

1. Introduction

2. p53 in Vertebrate Cancer and Stress Biology

3. Structure of p53 Family Member Proteins in Bivalves

4. Data Mining the Molluscan Genome for p53 Upstream Regulatory and Downstream Transcriptional Targets

5. Bivalve Molluscs as Models for Animal Cancer and Stress Biology

6. Concluding Remarks


Appendix A. Walker's Clam Haemocyte Culture Medium (Updated Formulation after Walker et al., 2009)

Stress Ecology in Fucus: Abiotic, Biotic and Genetic Interactions

1. Introduction

2. Methods

3. The Genus Fucus

4. The Stressful Environment

5. Genetic Levels of Stress Response

6. Conclusions

7. Prospects

Appendix A. Supplementary Materials

Appendix A. Supplementary Materials

Hydrozoans and the Shape of Things to Come

1. Introduction

2. Experimental Studies of Hydrozoan Colony Form

3. Colony Development as a Dynamical System

4. Future Directions and Conclusions


Ultraviolet Radiation and Echinoderms: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

1. Introduction

2. Responses in echinoderms to UVR exposure

3. UVR-Induced Damage in Echinoderms

4. Future Research

5. Conclusions



Advances in Marine Biology has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963 -- over 45 years of outstanding coverage! The series is well-known for both its excellence of reviews and editing. Now edited by Michael Lesser, with an internationally renowned Editorial Board, the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date content on a wide range of topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and biological oceanography.

Key Features

  • Rated "Number 1" in the highly competitive category of Marine & Freshwater Biology by ISI in the 2000 ISI journals citation report
  • Maintains an Impact Factor of 3.37, the highest in the field
  • Series features over 35 years of coverage of the research


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


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About the Editors

Michael Lesser Editor

Educational Background Ph. D., University of Maine, Zoology, 1989 M.S., University of New Hampshire, Microbiology, 1985 B.A., University of New Hampshire, Microbiology, Minor: Zoology, 1983 A.S. George Washington University, Medical Laboratory Science, 1977 Courses Taught Biological Oceanography, Physiological Ecology, Marine Biology, Marine Microbiology, General Microbiology, Immunology, Biology and Ecology of Coral Reefs Current Research Interests My principal focus involve understanding how taxonomically diverse marine organisms respond physiologically to changes in their environment. In particular I'm interested in how organismal physiology can influence the ecology of marine organisms. As a physiological ecologist my students and I answer these types of questions by utilizing field and laboratory experiments, as well as a wide range of techniques from molecular biology to in situ measurements. Currently my research encompasses four major areas; 1) Biochemistry and molecular genetics of oxidative stress in marine organisms associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation, elevated temperatures, or hyperoxic conditions. 2) Physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and phytoplankton, physiological responses to changes in the environment, bacterial- and algal-invertebrate symbioses, and the trophic biology of suspension-feeding invertebrates. 3) Ecology and photobiology of mesophotic coral reefs. 4) Underwater technology, use of technical diving for scientific research. Selected Publications Lesser MP. Using Energetic Budgets to Assess the Effects of Environmental Stress on Corals: Are We Measuring the Right Things? Coral Reefs, 32: 25-33, 2013. Brazeau, D., M. P. Lesser, and M. Slattery. Genome-wide Sampling of Genetic Structure in the Coral, Montastraea cavernosa: Assessing Population Connectivity Among Mesophotic Reefs. PLoS ONE, 8(5): e65845, 2013. Lesser, M. P., Stat, M., and R. D. Gates. The Endosymbiotic Din

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Hampshire, USA