The Biology of Crustacea is a comprehensive treatise, which should become the standard reference in its field. Incorporating the contributions of a distinguished international group of scientists, it encompasses the significant findings - including methods - in three general areas of crustacean research: systematics, morphology, evolution, and the fossil record; physiology, ecology, and behaviour; applied biology, including fisheries, mariculture, and pathology. The state-of-the-art presentations provide both background information and vital perspective. The complete set, and the individual volumes, will be of value to zoologists, marine biologists, fisheries biologists, physiologists, ecologists, environmentalists, endocrinologists, anatomists, neurobiologists, and paleontologists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

General Preface

General Acknowledgments

Preface to Volume 9

Acknowledgments to Volume 9

Classification of the Decapoda

Contents of Previous Volumes

1. Dynamics of the Integument

I. Introduction

II. Histology and Fine Structure

III. Molecular Structure

IV. Determining the Stages of the Intermolt Cycle

V. Functions of the Epidermis

VI. The Tegumental Glands

VII. The Egg Cuticle

VIII. Summary and Conclusions


2. Molting and Regeneration

I. Introduction

II. Stages of the Molt Cycle

III. Terminal Anecdysis

IV. "On" and "Off" Stimuli to Molting

V. X-Organ Sinus Gland Complex

VI. Y-Organs

VII. Mandibular Organs

VIII. Studies on Y-Organs and Mandibular Organs in Same Species

IX. Cephalic Glands

X. Titers of Ecdysteroids during Molt Cycle

XI. Effects of Exogenous Ecdysteroids

XII. Regeneration

XIII. Multiple Limb Loss and Intensive Regeneration

XIV. Multiple Limb Autotomy and Y-Organs

XV. Conclusions and Questions


3. Reproduction and Its Control

I. Introduction

II. Physiology of Reproduction

III. Factors Influencing Reproduction

IV. Conclusions


4. Sexual Differentiation

I. Introduction

II. Segregation of the Germinal Line and Formation of the Genital Rudiments

III. Morphological Sexual Differentiation in Malacostracans

IV. Control of Sexual Differentiation in Malacostracans

V. Hermaphroditism in Malacostracans

VI. Conclusions


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