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Reproductive Strategies and Developmental Patterns in Annelids

Proceedings SPECIAL OFFER
Series: Developments in Hydrobiology Volume: 142
Edited By: Adeiaan WC Dorresteijn and Wilfried Westheide
314 pages, Line illus, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Reproductive Strategies and Developmental Patterns in Annelids
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The fascination of the Annelida to scientists lies in the beauty of their structures and the functionality of their body plan, the tremendous adaptive radiation which has made it possible for these animals to colonize almost all marine, limnic and terrestrial biotopes. In doing so they have evolved a great variety of life forms, and their reproduction and development are correspondingly diverse, with many modes and patterns unique in the animal kingdom. In this special volume recent progress in this broad research area is presented by 26 specialists, in general through surveys or treatments of selected examples. Some of them review important annelid taxa such as the Nereididae, Syllidae, Spionidae, Cirratulidae, Clitellata, and Pogonophora; others analyze reproductive and developmental structures and phenomena in annelids, e.g. segmental organs, sex pheromones, oogenesis, mating systems, sperm types, life cycles, larval settlement, cleavage and symmetry of embryos, or discuss controversial approaches to annelid systematics.

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Preface. List of participants. Reproductive and developmental phenomena in annelids: a source of exemplary research problems; A.E. Fischer. Structure, function and development of segmental organs in Annelida; T. Bartolomaeus. Reproduction of the Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta); H.-D. Franke. Reproduction and larval development of the spioniform Polychaeta with application to systematics and phylogeny; J.A. Blake, P.L. Arnofsky. Reproduction and development in Cirratulidae (Annelida: Polychaeta); M.E. Petersen. Divergence of reproductive and developmental characteristics in Hediste (Polychaeta: Nereididae); M. Sato. Nereidid polychaetes as model organisms for marine chemical ecology; J.D. Hardege. Metabolite supply in oocytes of Nereis virens: role of nucleosides; U. Hoeger, et al. Polychaete aquaculture and polychaete science: a mutual synergism; P.J.W. Olive. Development of Perviata and Vestimentifera (Pogonophora); E.C. Southward. Sexual conflict and mating systems in the dorvilleid Ophryotrocha and the dinophilid Dinophilus; G. Sella, L. Ramella. Polychaete sperm: Phylogenetic and functional considerations; G.W. Rouse. Sperm types and their use for a phylogenetic analysis of aquatic clitellates; M. Ferraguti, C. Erseus. Larval settlement of polychaetes; P.-Y. Qian. Conservation and innovation in spiralian development; J.J. Henry, M.Q. Martindale. The ancestral cleavage pattern of the clitellates and its phylogenetic deviations; W. Dohle. Cellular origins of bilateral symmetry in glossiphoniid leech embryos; D.A. Weisblat. Systematization of the Annelida: different approaches; W. Westheide, et al. Index.

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Proceedings SPECIAL OFFER
Series: Developments in Hydrobiology Volume: 142
Edited By: Adeiaan WC Dorresteijn and Wilfried Westheide
314 pages, Line illus, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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'The strength of the book lies in the comparative and interactive consideration of many taxa and phenomena and the overall phylogenetic background. Of particular use are the well-done reviews of relevant literature on the reproductive biology of various families ... the book is a must for everyone who is interested in reproductive biology of annelids.' Spixiana, 24:2 (2001) '...it is of fine quality... excellent illustrations... it will appeal primarily to annelid specialists, but it will also be of interest as an occasional reference to those with more general interests in animal development and life histories.' American Zoologist, 40 (2000)
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