Invertebrate Embryology and Reproduction

Invertebrate Embryology and Reproduction

1st Edition - January 18, 2020

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  • Author: Fatma El-Bawab
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141144
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128141151

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Description

Invertebrate Embryology and Reproduction deals with the practical and theoretical objectives of the descriptive embryology of invertebrates, along with discussions on reproduction in these groups of animals. It explains several morphological and anatomical expressions in the field and covers the embryology of invertebrate animals, starting from the Protozoa, to the Echinodermata, the Protochordate and Tunicates. These groups include economically important aquatic invertebrates, such as crustaceans, as well as medically important invertebrates and economic arthropods. Each chapter is preceded by the taxonomy of the discussed phylum and/or the species to enable the reader to locate the systematic position.

Key Features

  • Covers phylum definition, general characteristics, classification, reproduction, agametic reproduction, gametic reproduction, spawning, fertilization, development and embryogenesis
  • Includes recent findings in the area, along with detailed figures and photos that illustrate important concepts
  • Brings together difficult-to-obtain research data from the field, not only in Egyptian libraries, but globally, and previously only found through specialized references not widely available
  • Clarifies descriptions with striking photos and electron microscopical studies of different species

Readership

Researchers in the field of crustacean reproduction biology, invertebrate reproductive biology, invertebrate physiology, zoology, comparative reproductive biology and endocrinology, evolutionary biology, aquaculture, animal behavior, and advanced UG/grad students and instructors in these areas. Aquaculture practitioners will also find it useful for their hatchery operations.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Historical Review

    2. Introduction

    A-Gametogenesis and Gametes

    Origin of germ cells

    Formation of Gametes

    B-Fertilization

    C- Development, Early Development

    3. Kingdom Protista

    Phylum Protozoa

    Class 1- Mastigophora

    Order Volvocida

    Chlamydomonas

    Volvox

    Wonderful Features of Volvox

    Class 2- Sarcodina

    Subclass Rhizopoda

    Difflugia

    Subclass Actinopoda

    Order Heliozoa

    Actinophrys

    Class 3- Sporozoa ???

    Subclass Telosporidea

    Monocystis

    Class 4-Ciliophora

    Order Hymenostomatida

    Paramecium, Conjugation

    Additional References

    • Table of Classification of Animal Kingdom

    4. Porifera (parazoa)

    5. Cnidaria

    6. Ctenophores

    7. Platyheminthes

    8. Nemertea

    9. Nematoda

    Definition

    Historical Review

    Characteristic Features

    Classification

    Reproduction

    Agametic and parthenogenesis

    Gametic reproduction

    Development ???

    10. Annelida

    11. Archiannelides

    12. Oligocheata

    13. Hirudinea

    14. Arthropods

    Crustacea

    Definition

    Historical Review

    General characters

    A- Branchiopoda

    i- Anostraca

    Artemia

    ii- Diplostraca

    Daphnia

    B- Cirripedia

    Lepas sp.

    C- Malacostraca

    i- Hoplocarida

    Squilla

    ii- Eucarida

    Decapoda

    Penaeodea

    Reptantia

    Astasidae

    Brachyura

    15. Mollusca

    Gastropoda

    Cephalopoda (Siphonopoda)

    General Characters

    Classification

    Reproduction

    Agametic Reproduction

    Gametic Reproduction

    Spermatophores

    Dehiscence of spermatophore

    Formation of spermatophore

    Hardening of spermatophore

    Reproductive Behavior, Mating, Copulation, and Spawning

    Development

    16. Echinoderm

    17. Tunicata

    Subphylum Urochordata

    General Characteristics

    Order Pleuurogonea

    Class Ascidiacea

    Reproduction

    Characteristics

    Spawning

    Classification

    Fertilization

    Order 1- Enterogona

    Embryogenesis

    Order 2- Pleurogona

    Structure of fully formed larva

    Reproduction

    Experimental Studies

    Agametic reproduction

    Additional References

    Gametic reproduction

    Gametogenesis

    Spermatogenesis

    The sperm

    Oogenesis

    The full grown oocyte

    Spawning

    Fertilization

    Early Development (Embryogenesis)

    I-Maturation and Ooplasmic segregation

    a- The completion of meiosis of the egg;

    b- The development of the sperm pronucleus;

    c- Ooplasmic segregation;

    d- Syngamy, or pronuclear fusion.

    II- Cleavage: (second phase of embryogenesis)

    III- Gastrulation and Neurulation

    Gastrulation

    Neurulation

    IV- Morphogenesis and Cell Differentiation

    Hatching

    Structure of fully formed larva

    Metamorphosis

    Endostyle

    Atrium

    Alimentary canal

    Nervous system

    Time required for development

    Experimental Studies

    Additional References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 931
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: January 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141144
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128141151

About the Author

Fatma El-Bawab

Dr Fatma Mahmoud El-Bawab received her MSc and PhD in Zoology and is currently a full professor Alexandria University in Egypt. Throughout her career, she has contributed abundantly to the research in this zoology, specifically on male reproduction, spermatophores and development in invertebrates. She was the first staff member in Egypt to prepare and teach a curriculum for this specialized field and continues teaching the Invertebrate Embryology courses many years later. This experience has provided the basis for the development of the current specialized school of researchers and lecturers in this branch in the department.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Zoology, Alexandria University, Egypt

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