The Biology of Pelagic Tunicates

The Biology of Pelagic Tunicates

by Q. Bone (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198540243
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/19/1998
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marine Laboratory, Plymouth

Table of Contents

1. Anatomy of Thaliacea
2. Anatomy of Appendicularia
3. Locomotion, locomotor muscles and buoyancy
4. Nervous system, sense organs and excitable epithelia
5. Feeding and energetics of Thaliaceans
6. The Appendicularian house
7. Salp and pyrosomid blooms and their importance in biogeochemical cycles
8. Feeding and metabolism of appendicularians
9. Life history of the appendicularians
10. The role of appendicularia in marine food webs
11. The parasites and predators of Thaliacea
12. Bioluminescence in the Appendicularia
13. The cladistic biogeography of salps and pyrosomas
14. Appendicularian distribution and zoogeography
15. Molecular phylogeny of tunicates. A preliminary study using 28 Sribosomal RNA partial sequences: implications in terms of evolution and ecology
16. The relationships and systematics of the Thaliacea, with keys for identification
17. The classification of Appendicularia
Taxonomic Index
Subject Index

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