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Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates, Volume 7: Progress in Developmental Biology

Series: Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates Volume: 7

Edited By: JR Collier

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #84166 | ISBN: 0471966487
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This book is the first to cover all aspects of reproduction and development of the entire spectrum of invertebrates--terrestrial, marine, freshwater, brackish water, free-living, and parasitic.


Metamorphosis in Hydrozoans (M. Thomas & N. Edwards). Mechanisms of Development in the Polyclad Turbellaria: A Key to Understanding the Evolution of Development in the Spiralia (B. Boyer). Cellular Patterns and Morphogenesis in Early Development of Freshwater Pulmonate Snails, Lymnaea and Physa (Gastropoda, Mollusca) (J. Morrill). The Initiation of Development in Chaetopterus (W. Eckberg & W. Anderson). Mechanisms of Segmental Pattern Formation in Drosophila melanogaster (S. Small). Development of the Central Nervous System in Drosophila (D. Smouse). Recent Advances in Early Development of the Sea Urchin Embryo (S. Ernst). The Morphogenesis of the Skeletal System of the Sea Urchin Embryo (C. Ettensohn, et al.). Biogenesis and Function of Cortical Granules in the Sea Urchin Egg (G. Wessel). Development of Ascidian Muscles and Their Evolutionary Relationship to Other Chordate Muscle Types (T. Meedel). Indexes.

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About the Editors Dr. K.G. Adiyodi, formerly Professor of Reproductive Physiology and Dean, Faculty of Science, Calicut University, Kerala, India and Vice-Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, is now Public Service Commissioner to Government of India, New Delhi. A distinguished invertebrate reproductive biologist who gave the discipline of invertebrate reproductive biology a global distinctiveness and identity of its own, Dr. K.G. Adiyodi is Founder Secretary of the International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction, Founder Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, and Founder President of the Indian Society of Invertebrate Reproduction. Dr. Rita G. Adiyodi, formerly Rhodes Visiting Fellow, Somerville College, Oxford (1976 78) is Professor of Zoology at Calicut University. She served as President of the Crustacean Reprobiology and Aquaculture Bureau of India and as Vice-President of the Indian Society of Invertebrate Reproduction. Dr. Rita Adiyodi represented India on the International Committee of Comparative Endocrinology. The Adiyodis have worked extensively, over the last three decades, on the endocrinology and physiology of growth and reproduction of arthropods, chiefly crustaceans. Dr. J.R. Collier is Professor Emeritus of biology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York 11210, USA. He is an invertebrate embryologist who studies the molecular biology and molecular genetics of gastropod development. Dr. Collier has a special interest in the role of cytoplasmic determinants on gene expression and embryonic determination. His research has concentrated on the embryology of the marine mud snail Ilyanassa obsoleta.

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