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Introduction to the Study of Meiofauna

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Collecting 78 of the most significant papers presented at the Third International Conference on the Biology of Sponges, the volume's scope is includes studies on sponge paleobiology, biochemistry, chemotaxonomy, immunology, evolutionary biology, population ecology, and species interaction.
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Collecting 78 of the most significant papers presented at the Third International Conference on the Biology of Sponges, the volume's scope is includes studies on sponge paleobiology, biochemistry, chemotaxonomy, immunology, evolutionary biology, population ecology, and species interaction.
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A combination text, reference, and taxonomic identification guide. Consists of 54 essays concerning the study of meiofauna, including an introduction to the discipline, a review of the ecology and the general biology of the meiofauna, a comprehensive research methodology, and a manual for the recognition of the kinds of microscopic animals that appear between the particles of marine and freshwater sediments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780874744880
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1988
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 8.35 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
List of Contributors
Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Prospectus 11
Chapter 2. History of Meiofaunal Research 14
Chapter 3. Ecology of the Marine Meiofauna 18
Chapter 4. Ecology of the Freshwater Meiofauna 39
Part 2. Methods
Chapter 5. Abiotic Factors 61
Chapter 6. Biotic Factors 79
Chapter 7. Sampling Equipment 115
Chapter 8. Sampling Strategies 126
Chapter 9. Sample Processing 134
Chapter 10. Organism Processing 146
Chapter 11. Culture Techniques 161
Chapter 12. Experimental Techniques 169
Chapter 13. Energetics 181
Chapter 14. Data Processing, Evaluation, and Analysis 197
Chapter 15. The Nanobenthos 232
Part 3. Meiofaunal Taxa
Chapter 16. Taxonomic and Curatorial Considerations 238
Chapter 17. Sarcomastigophora 243
Chapter 18. Ciliophora 258
Chapter 19. Cnidaria 266
Chapter 20. Turbellaria 273
Chapter 21. Gnathostomulida 283
Chapter 22. Nemertina 287
Chapter 23. Nematoda 293
Chapter 24. Gastrotricha 302
Chapter 25. Rotifera 312
Chapter 26. Loricifera 319
Chapter 27. Priapulida 322
Chapter 28. Kinorhyncha 328
Chapter 29. Polychaeta 332
Chapter 30. Aeolosomatidae and Potamodrilidae 345
Chapter 31. Oligochaeta 349
Chapter 32. Sipuncula 355
Chapter 33. Tardigrada 357
Chapter 34. Cladocera 365
Chapter 35. Ostracoda 370
Chapter 36. Mystacocarida 377
Chapter 37. Copepoda 380
Chapter 38. Syncarida 389
Chapter 39. Thermosbaenacea 393
Chapter 40. Isopoda 397
Chapter 41. Tanaidacea 402
Chapter 42. Amphipoda 409
Chapter 43. Cumacea 413
Chapter 44. Halacaroidea 417
Chapter 45. Pycnogonida 423
Chapter 46. Palpigradida 425
Chapter 47. Insecta 428
Chapter 48. Bryozoa 438
Chapter 49. Entoprocta 444
Chapter 50. Brachiopoda 445
Chapter 51. Aplacophora 447
Chapter 52. Gastropoda and Bivalvia 451
Chapter 53. Holothuroidea 457
Chapter 54. Tunicata 461
Index 465
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