Description

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.

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

Readership

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

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
374
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123942838
Electronic ISBN:
9780123982728