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Advances in Sponge Science: Phylogeny, Systematics, Ecology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123877871, 9780123877918

Advances in Sponge Science: Phylogeny, Systematics, Ecology, Volume 61

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: Mikel Becerro
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123877871
eBook ISBN: 9780123877918
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th May 2012
Page Count: 450
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Table of Contents

  1. 1- Deep Phylogeny and Evolution of Sponges (Phylum Porifera)

    Gert Wörheide, Martin Dohrmann, Dirk Erpenbeck, Claire Larroux,

    Manuel Maldonado, Oliver Voigt, Carole Borchiellini and Denis Lavrov

    2- Sponge Systematics Facing new challenges

    Paco Cárdenas, Thierry Pérez and Nicole Boury-Esnault

    3- The role of sponges in the Mesoamerican barrier-reef ecosystem, Belize

    Klaus Rützler

    4- Ecological interactions and the distribution, abundance, and diversity of sponges

    Janie Wulff

    5- Sponge ecology in the molecular era

    Maria J. Uriz and Xavier Turon


On 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

Key Features

  • This volume will become a reference to marine biologists with interest in benthic ecology and biotic interactions, including symbiosis chemical and molecular ecology systematics, phylogeny, and evolution sponge culture and tissue engineering


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


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About the Serial Volume Editor

Mikel Becerro

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Advanced Studies, (CEAB, CSIC), Spain