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About this book
About this book
Our current knowledge of marine organisms and the factors affecting their ecology, distribution and evolution has been revolutionised by the use, in the last 20 years, of molecular population genetics tools. This book is the result of a meeting of world-leading experts, in Rio de Janeiro, where the state of the art of this field was reviewed. It covers topics including the molecular analysis of bio-invasions, the recent developments in marine biotechnology, the factors affecting levels of genetic variation and population structure in marine organisms and their application to conservation biology, fisheries and aquaculture. This is the first book dedicated to the genetic study of marine organisms. It will be very useful to biology students, scientists and anyone working or simply interested in areas such as marine biology, zoology, ecology, and population and molecular genetics.
Preface; A.M. Sole-Cava, et al. Acknowledgements. Stability, equilibrium and molecular aspects of conservation in marine species; J.C. Avise. The detection of spatial variation in widespread marine species: methods and bias in the analysis of population structure in the crown of thorns starfish (Echinodermata: Asteroidea); J.A.H. Benzie. Molecular systematics of sponges (Porifera); C. Borchiellini. Genetics and marine pollution; D.R. Dixon, J.T. Wilson. Biotechnology and fish culture; F. Foresti. Genetic differentiation in Chilean hake Merluccius gayi gayi (Pisces: Gadidae); R. Galleguillos, et al. An overview of marine fish cytogenetics; P.M. Galetti Jr., et al. Genetics of marine bioinvasions; B.S. Holland. Molecular genetic analyses of species boundaries in the sea; N. Knowlton. Gene transfer technology in aquaculture; J.A. Levy, et al. Seven Hox gene sequences from the asterinid starfisch Patiriella exigua (Echinodermata: Asteroidea); S.C. Long, et al. The karyotype of Nodipecten nodosus (Bivalvia: Pectinidae); E. Pauls, P.R.A.M. Affonso. Taxonomic status of the `Patella miniata' species complex (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in souterhen Africa; T.M. Ridgway, et al. Techniques and statistical data analysis in molecular population genetics; E.P. Silva, C.A.M. Russo. DNA tests of neutral theory: applications in marine genetics; D.O.F. Skibinski. Molecular genetics and the management and conservation of marine organisms; N.A. Sweijd, et al. Exploited marine invertebrates: genetics and fisheries; J.P. Thorpe, et al. Effects of copper on the fitness of the Chilean scallop Argopecten purpuratus (Mollusca: Bivalvia); L. Troncoso, et al. Genetics in fisheries management; R.D. Ward. Genetic population structure of the swimming crab Callinectes danae (Crustacea: Decapoda) in southern Brazil; L.I. Weber, J.A. Levy. Genetic divergence and larval dispersal in two spider crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda); L.I. Weber, et al.