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Annual Fishes: Life History Strategy, Diversity, and Evolution

  • Summarizes previous work and provides an overview of current research on annual fishes
  • Highlights the use of annual fishes for developmental, evolutionary and experimental biology as an excellent non-traditional model system unparalleled among vertebrates
  • Includes a wealth of full color images of this important group of fishes
  • Points out promising areas of research for future generations of students and researchers in vertebrate biology
  • Appeals to a broad range of disciplines such as ichthyology and fish biology, evolutionary biology, developmental biology, molecular biology and genetics, animal behavior, zoology and ecology

By: Nibia Berois(Editor), Graciela García(Editor), Rafael O de Sá(Editor)

327 pages, 38 colour & 49 b/w photos and illustrations, 16 tables

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Jan 2016 | #223768 | ISBN-13: 9781482299717
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About this book

Annual fishes inhabit isolated bodies of freshwater in Africa and South America that dry up seasonally. They provide a unique opportunity to serve as a model organism for studies in vertebrate biology, such as behavior, sexual selection, molecular evolution, evolution of morphological traits, speciation, population dynamics, competition, reproductive strategies, regulation of developmental mechanisms, evo-devo studies and senescence. Currently, no single book reviews the status of our knowledge of annual fishes. Annual Fishes fills that void, covering the life cycle of annual fishes, their reproductive and evolutionary biology, ecology, reproductive behavior and sexual selection.


- Preface
- Life Cycle, Reproduction and Development in Annual Fishes: Cellular and Molecular Aspects
- Alternative Developmental Pathways in Annual Fishes
- Sex Determination and Differentiation in Annual Fishes
- Sperm Ultrastructure in Species of the Austrolebias Genus
- Ecology (or Evolutionary Ecology) of African Annual Fishes
- Aging Phenotypes and the Use of Nothobranchius as an Experimental Model
- Anatomical Features and Proliferative Zones of Adult Austrolebias Brain
- Annual Fishes in the Field: Scaling From Ponds to Geographic Regions
- Diversity of Annual Fishes
- Reproductive Behavior and Sexual Selection in Annual Fishes
- the Genome of the Annual Fishes Austrolebias Dynamized by Transposable Elements
- Chromosome Evolution and Speciation in the Family Rivulidae: a Phylogeographic Context
- Different Meiotic Patterns in Austrolebias Species Complex and Intrinsic Postzygotic Isolation Mechanisms
- Genomic Isolated Region: Linkage Groups in Parental and Laboratory Hybrids Between Ausrolebias adloffi Species Complex
- Parallel Evolution in New and Old World Aplocheloids
- General Conclusions

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