This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the development and evolution of flatfish metamorphosis. The chapters use the tissue model to explain a series of metamorphic events, including eye migration, front bone deformation, dorsal fin elongation and regression, and body depth change, left/right asymmetrical pigmentation, give a hypothesis on the mechanism of eye migration, and the evolutionary origin of left/right eye asymmetry.
The book is written by an expert who has worked on flatfish metamorphosis for over 20 years. It serves as a valuable reference for graduate students and researchers in related fields
Baolong Bao obtained his B.Sc. (Agr) from Zhejiang Ocean University, M.Sc. (Agr.) from Shanghai Ocean University, and PhD from Fudan University, China. He has been a visiting scholar at Auburn University and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently a professor and the head of the Department of Biology at Shanghai Ocean University. He holds several positions such as the editorial board member of Marine Biotechnology, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Ichthyological Society, and the council member of the Chinese Aquaculture Biotechnology and Genetic Breeding Professional Committee. Over the past 20 years, his research has focused on postembryonic development in fish, especially flatfish metamorphosis, body pigmentation, and intermuscular bone formation.