Sexual Biology and Reproduction in Crustaceans

Sexual Biology and Reproduction in Crustaceans
Author: Thanumalaya Subramoniam
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2016-09-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128096062

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Sexual Biology and Reproduction in Crustaceans covers crustacean reproduction as it deals with the structural morphology of the gamete-producing primary sex organs, such as the testis and ovary, the formation and maturation of gametes, their fusion during fertilization, and embryonic development that lead to the release of larvae. Constituting a diverse assemblage of animals, crustaceans are best known by their common representatives, such as shrimps, lobsters, and crabs, but also include many more less familiar, but biologically important forms. This work covers the variety of ways in which both male and female gametes are produced by evolving different sexual systems in crustaceans, the range of reproductive systems, and the accordingly, and highly diverse, mechanistic modes of sex determination. In addition, the book features such topics as genetic and environmental determinants in sex determination pattern, variability of mechanisms of fertilization among different species, the origin of different mating systems, the associated mating and brooding behaviors, and the adaptive ability to different environmental conditions with discussion on the evolutionary ecology of social and sexual systems in certain species, which have shown eusocial tendencies, similar to social insects. Marine species occupying diversified ecological niches in tropical and temperate zones reproduce under definitive environmental conditions. Therefore, reproductive ecology of different crustaceans inhabiting different ecological niches also constitutes another important aspect of the work, along with yolk utilization and embryogenesis leading to release of different larval forms, which reflect on their aquatic adaptability. Forms a valuable source of recent references on the current research in crustacean reproductive physiology Covers various mating and breeding systems, providing illustrative examples for sexual selection, parental care of developing eggs and embryos, and the evolution of other reproductive behaviors Features contributions written in the form of review articles, enabling readers to not only gain information in the respective subject, but also help them stimulate ideas in their chosen field of research Includes a glossary created by the author to define technical terms Demonstrates the ability of crustacean species to serve as useful model systems for other organisms, to investigate issues related to sexual conflict, mate choice, and sperm competition Discusses techniques in endocrine research to help researchers in aquaculture develop protocols in the control of reproduction

The Natural History of the Crustacea Reproductive Biology

The Natural History of the Crustacea  Reproductive Biology
Author: Rickey Cothran,Martin Thiel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2020-04-24
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780190688554

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This is the sixth volume of a ten-volume series on The Natural History of the Crustacea. The volume synthesizes in nineteen chapters our current understanding of diverse topics in crustacean reproductive biology. In the first part of this book, the chapters address allocation strategies to reproduction, gamete production, brooding behavior, and other components of parental care in crustaceans. The second part of the volume centers on sexual systems in crustaceans. The third section of the volume covers crustacean mating systems and sexual selection. Reproductive Biology ends with three chapters covering diverse topics including reproductive rhythms, crustacean personality research, and record breaking crustaceans with respect to reproductive characters.

Reproduction and Development in Crustacea

Reproduction and Development in Crustacea
Author: T. J. Pandian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2016-04-05
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781498748292

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Dating back to the early Cambrian period, crustaceans had ample time to undertake endless experimentation with form and function. Today, no other group of plants or animals on the planet exhibit the range of morphological diversity seen among extant Crustacea. With more than 52,000 species, they are placed fourth in terms of overall species diversity. This book comprehensively elucidates the reproduction and development of all the taxonomic groups of Crustacea and bridges the gap between conventional zoologists and molecular biologists. Reproductive modes from the point of embryonic stem cells and primordial germ cells is discussed with a special section on cysts.

Reproductive Biology of Crustaceans

Reproductive Biology of Crustaceans
Author: Elena Mente
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2008-01-04
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781439843345

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Crustaceans adapt to a wide variety of habitats and ways of life. They have a complex physiological structure particularly with regard to the processes of growth (molting), metabolic regulation, and reproduction. Crustaceans are ideal as model organisms for the study of endocrine disruption and stress physiology in aquatic invertebrates. This book

The Blue Crab

The Blue Crab
Author: Victor S. Kennedy,Lewis Eugene Cronin
Publsiher: Maryland Sea Grant College University of Maryland
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2007
Genre: Blue crab
ISBN: UCSD:31822034537621

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Sex and Success

Sex and Success
Author: Katherine Louise Arundell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:879012006

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The Natural History of the Crustacea Reproductive Biology

The Natural History of the Crustacea  Reproductive Biology
Author: Rickey Cothran,Martin Thiel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-01-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780190094997

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This is the sixth volume of a ten-volume series on The Natural History of the Crustacea. The volume synthesizes in nineteen chapters our current understanding of diverse topics in crustacean reproductive biology. In the first part of this book, the chapters address allocation strategies to reproduction, gamete production, brooding behavior, and other components of parental care in crustaceans. The second part of the volume centers on sexual systems in crustaceans. The third section of the volume covers crustacean mating systems and sexual selection. Reproductive Biology ends with three chapters covering diverse topics including reproductive rhythms, crustacean personality research, and record breaking crustaceans with respect to reproductive characters.

The Biology of Reproduction

The Biology of Reproduction
Author: Giuseppe Fusco,Alessandro Minelli
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2019-10-10
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781108499859

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A look into the phenomena of sex and reproduction in all organisms, taking an innovative, unified and comprehensive approach.

The Crustacean Nervous System

The Crustacean Nervous System
Author: Konrad Wiese
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 623
Release: 2013-04-17
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783662048436

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Crustacean preparations have been successfully used for more than 50 years to investigate the principles which enable nerve cells and neural circuitry to perform in a wide variety of functions. The proud record of information of general significance obtained from crayfish and lobster nervous systems testifies that the use of an experimental system precisely matching theoretical and experimental requirements ofa measurement is an essential part of the success. In some respects, the secondarily diversified vertebrate and mammalian nervous systems pose severe obstacles to experimentation and measurement, whereas the crustacean nervous system recommends itself by being composed of individual neurons of unique morphology and physiology, which can be used repeatedly in several preparations. Moreover, a restricted number of invariantly displayed behaviors enable the experimenter to correlate neuron activity with parts of the behavior easier. Experts use these advantages to focus on a well-defined neuron and mechanism and to take a convincing measurement within a minimum amount oftime. In this book distinguished neurobiologists, the leading experts in the field, have joined efforts to present research using crustacean experimental systems. Thus they have contributed comprehensive information regarding a nervous system other than that ofvertebrates and mammalians, that ofcrustaceans. The accumulated knowledge on the crustacean nervous system shows that it is clearly divergent in evolution but functions in a similar way to neuronal circuitry found in the vertebrate system and can be used to interpret it.

Recent Advances in Crustacean Endocrinology

Recent Advances in Crustacean Endocrinology
Author: Haihui Ye,Marcy N. Wilder,J. Sook Chung,Heinrich Dircksen
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-15
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9782889713288

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Reproductive Biology of Crustaceans

Reproductive Biology of Crustaceans
Author: Elena Mente
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2008-01-04
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781000738049

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Crustaceans adapt to a wide variety of habitats and ways of life. They have a complex physiological structure particularly with regard to the processes of growth (molting), metabolic regulation, and reproduction. Crustaceans are ideal as model organisms for the study of endocrine disruption and stress physiology in aquatic invertebrates. This book

Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems

Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems
Author: J. Emmett Duffy,Martin Thiel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2007-09-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0199720681

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Understanding of animal social and sexual evolution has seen a renaissance in recent years with discoveries of frequent infidelity in apparently monogamous species, the importance of sperm competition, active female mate choice, and eusocial behavior in animals outside the traditional social insect groups. Each of these findings has raised new questions, and suggested new answers, about the evolution of behavioral interactions among animals. This volume synthesizes recent research on the sexual and social biology of the Crustacea, one of the dominant invertebrate groups on earth. Its staggering diversity includes ecologically important inhabitants of nearly every environment from deep-sea trenches, through headwater streams, to desert soils. The wide range of crustacean phenotypes and environments is accompanied by a comparable diversity of behavioral and social systems, including the elaborate courtship and wildly exaggerated morphologies of fiddler crabs, the mysterious queuing behavior of migrating spiny lobsters, and even eusociality in coral-reef shrimps. This diversity makes crustaceans particularly valuable for exploring the comparative evolution of sexual and social systems. Despite exciting recent advances, however, general recognition of the value of Crustacea as models has lagged behind that of the better studied insects and vertebrates. This book synthesizes the state of the field in crustacean behavior and sociobiology and places it in a conceptually based, comparative framework that will be valuable to active researchers and students in animal behavior, ecology, and evolutionary biology. It brings together a group of internationally recognized and rising experts in fields related to crustacean behavioral ecology, ranging from physiology and functional morphology, through mating and social behavior, to ecology and phylogeny. Each chapter makes connections to other, non-crustacean taxa, and the volume closes with a summary section that synthesizes the contributions, discusses anthropogenic impacts, highlights unanswered questions, and provides a vision for profitable future research.

Chemical Communication in Crustaceans

Chemical Communication in Crustaceans
Author: Thomas Breithaupt,Martin Thiel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2010-11-25
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780387771014

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The crustaceans are ecologically and economically important organisms. They constitute one of the dominant invertebrate groups on earth, particularly within the aquatic realm. Crustaceans include some of the preferred scientific model organism, profitable aquaculture specimen, but also invasive nuisance species threatening native animal communities throughout the world. Chemoreception is the most important sensory modality of crustaceans, acquiring important information about their environment and picking up the chemical signals that mediate communication with conspecifics. Significant advances have been made in our understanding of crustacean chemical communication during the past decade. This includes knowledge about the identity, production, transfer, reception and behavioral function of chemical signals in selected crustacean groups. While it is well known that chemical communication is an integral part of the behavioral ecology of most living organisms, the intricate ways in which organisms allocate chemicals in communication remains enigmatic. How does the environment influence the evolution of chemical communication? What are the environmental cues that induce production or release of chemicals? How do individuals economize production and utilization of chemicals? What is the importance of molecule specificity or mix of a molecule cocktail in chemical communication? What is the role of chemical cues in multimodal communication? How does the ontogenetic stage, the sex or the physiological status of an individual affect its reaction to chemical cues? Many of these questions still represent important challenges to biologists.

Crustacean Sexual Biology

Crustacean Sexual Biology
Author: Raymond T. Bauer,Joel W. Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1991
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0231068808

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Issues of Decapod Crustacean Biology

Issues of Decapod Crustacean Biology
Author: Maria Thessalou-Legaki
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2006-02-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1402045999

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This volume presents the proceedings of the eighth Colloquium Crustacea Decapoda Mediterranea. It reflects recent advances in decapod crustacean research. The book covers up-to-date issues in decapod crustacean research including genetics, morphology, reproduction, ecology, behavior and fisheries. It is primarily aimed at scientists interested in decapod crustacean research, but other scientists and decision-makers working on marine ecology and fisheries will also find up-to-date information on relevant issues.