Invertebrate Embryology and Reproduction deals with the practical and theoretical objectives of the descriptive embryology of invertebrates, along with discussions on reproduction in these groups of animals. It explains several morphological and anatomical expressions in the field and covers the embryology of invertebrate animals, starting from the Protozoa, to the Echinodermata, the Protochordate and Tunicates. These groups include economically important aquatic invertebrates, such as crustaceans, as well as medically important invertebrates and economic arthropods. Each chapter is preceded by the taxonomy of the discussed phylum and/or the species to enable the reader to locate the systematic position.
Dr Fatma Mahmoud El-Bawab received her MSc and PhD in Zoology and is currently a full professor at Alexandria University in Egypt. Throughout her career, she has contributed abundantly to the research in this zoology, specifically on male reproduction, spermatophores and development in invertebrates. She was the first staff member in Egypt to prepare and teach a curriculum for this specialized field and continues teaching the Invertebrate Embryology courses many years later. This experience has provided the basis for the development of the current specialized school of researchers and lecturers in this branch in the department.