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Handbook of Zoology: Gastrotricha, Cycloneuralia and Gnathifera, Volume 3: Gastrotricha and Gnathifera

Flora / Fauna
Comprehensive account of the morphology, ecology, phylogeny and diversity of the Gastrotricha and Gnathifera – Including newly described Micrognathozoa
Taxa with important roles in marine meiofaunal communities
Recent discoveries and evolutionary questions treated

Series: Handbuch der Zoologie / Handbook of Zoology

By: Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa (Editor)

354 pages, 200 colour & b/w photos and illustrations

De Gruyter

Paperback | Dec 2014 | #219276 | ISBN-13: 9783110273816
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NHBS Price: £190.00 $232/€214 approx

About this book

Language: English

This section of the Handbook of Zoology is intended as a comprehensive and exhaustive account of the biology of the taxa Gastrotricha, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera, Gnathostomulida, Micrognathozoa, Rotifera, Seisonida and Acanthocephala, covering all relevant topics such as morphology, ecology, phylogeny and diversity. The series is intended to be a detailed and up-to-date account of these taxa. As was the case with the first edition, the Handbook is intended to serve as a reliable resource for decades.

Many of the taxa of Handbook of Zoology: Gastrotricha, Cycloneuralia and Gnathifera, Volume 3 are comparatively unknown to many biologists, despite their diversity and importance for example in meiofaunal communities (Gastrotricha, Rotifera, Gnathostomulida), their fascinating recent discoveries (Loricifera and Micrognathozoa), their importance as parasites (many nematodes, Nematomorpha, Acanthocephala) and their importance for evolutionary questions (e.g. Priapulida, Gastrotricha). The groups covered range from those poor in species (such as Micrognathozoa with 2 known species) to the species-rich and diverse Nematoda and their ca. 20.000 described species. While each taxon is covered by one chapter, nematodes are treated in several chapters dedicated to their structural, taxonomic and ecological diversity.

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