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Reproduction and Development in Crustacea

Examines for the first time a comprehensive updated account on the reproduction and development of Crustacea covering the entire taxa from Notostraca to Decapoda
Views for the first time the modes of reproduction from the angle of Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs) and Primordial Germ Cells (PGCs)
Validates a new hypothesis that hemocoelomates do not reproduce asexually, as they have not retained critical mass of ESCs
Devotes a special section on Artemia cysts and aquaculture
Bridges the widening gap between conventional zoologists and molecular biologists

Series: Reproduction and Development in Aquatic Invertebrates Volume: 1

By: TJ Pandian (Author)

301 pages, 9 colour illustrations,55 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, tables

Productivity Press

Hardback | Apr 2016 | #226996 | ISBN-13: 9781498748285
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NHBS Price: £114.00 $145/€135 approx

About this book

Dating back to the early Cambrian period, crustaceans had ample time to undertake endless experimentation with form and function. Today, no other group of plants or animals on the planet exhibit the range of morphological diversity seen among extant Crustacea. With more than 52,000 species, they are placed fourth in terms of overall species diversity. Reproduction and Development of Crustacea will comprehensively elucidate the reproduction and development of all the taxonomic groups of Crustacea and will bridge the gap between conventional zoologists and molecular biologists. Reproductive modes from the point of embryonic stem cells and primordial germ cells is discussed with a special section on cysts.


Contents

Taxonomy and diversity
- Life span and reproduction
- Energy allocation
- Morphology and anatomy
- Gametogenesis and vitellogenesis
- Insemination and sperm storability
- Brooders and shedders
- Larval development
- Translocation and in-vitro incubation

Sexual reproduction
- Gonochorism
- PGCs and Sexualization
- Sex ratio
- Alternative Mating Strategy (AMS)
- Fecundity
- Senescence and menopause
- Oviparity and ovoviviparity

Hermaphroditism
- Simultaneous
- Protandry
- Protogyny
- Androdioecy

Parthenogenesis
- Obligatory and facultative
- Cyclic
- Geographic

Asexual reproduction
- ESCs and agametism-Hemocoelomates and elimination of ESCs
- Exceptional Taxa-Regeneration

Sex Determination
- Karyotype
- Heterogamety
- Ploidy induction
- Genomics and sexonomics

Sex Differentiation
- Endocrine glands
- Neuroendocrines: Ablation of eyestalks and androgenic glands
- Castration and ovariectomy: Endocrine disruption
- Parasitic castration
- Social induction of sex by food

Cysts
- Atremia and aquaculture
- Geographical distribution
- Diapause
- Resting stages
- Sperm preservation


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