450 pages, 24 colour & 50 b/w illustrations
Biology of European Seabass presents up-to-date reviews on key topics of seabass biology, written by leading scientific experts with extensive knowledge of seabass as well as their respective field of expertise. Biology of European Seabass covers the biology and ecology of the different sea basses and the latest findings in molecular biology, physiology, and behavior of this species. Ranging from larval development to nutrition to pathology and immune system, the chapters cover a broad spectrum.
The final chapter of Biology of European Seabass deals with novel tools such as transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. The social and commercial impact (fisheries and aquaculture) of seabass is also assessed.
General Biology and Ecology
Morphology, phylogeny and systematics, A. Arias
Ecology and distribution, A. Ruzafa
Population genetics of sea basses, B. Chatain
The biological clock and dualism, A. del Pozo, J. Falcon, and F.J. Sanchez‐Vazquez
Physiology, Behavior and Pathology
Sensing the environment: role of the pineal organ., P. Herrera, A. Servili, J. A. Muñoz‐Cueto, and J. Falcon
Melatonin rhythms, LM Vera and H. Migaud
Neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction, A. Servili, P. Herrera, J.A. Muñoz‐Cueto, and O. Kah
Environmental and endocrine control of reproduction, S. Zanuy and M. Carrillo
Sex determination and differentiation, F. Piferrer
Larval development, E. Gisbert and N. Villamizar
Foraging behaviour, M.L. Begout
Food intake regulation, J.M. Cerda
Nutrition and dietary selection, R. Fortes, F.J. Martínez, and F.J. Sanchez‐Vazquez
Pathology, A. Sitja
Immune system, A. Ayala and V. Mulero
Stress responses and HPI axis, L. Tort
Novel tools and methods in sea bass studies: transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics, J. Falcon
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