Reproduction and Development in Mollusca (Reproduction and Development in Aquatic Invertebrates) (Paperback)

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Reproduction and Development in Mollusca (Reproduction and Development in Aquatic Invertebrates) (Paperback)

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This book is perhaps the first attempt to comprehensively project the uniqueness of molluscs, covering almost all aspects of reproduction and development from aplacophorans to vampyromorphic cephalopods. Molluscs are unique for the presence of protective external shell, defensive inking, geographic distribution from the depth of 9,050 m to an altitude of 4,300 m, gamete diversity, the use of nurse eggs and embryos to accelerate the first few mitotic divisions in embryos, the natural occurrence of androgenics in a couple of bivalves, viable induced tetraploids, gigantism induced by elevated ploidy, the complementary role played by mitochondrial genome in sex determination by nuclear genes and the uptake and accumulation of steroid hormone from surrounding waters. In molluscs, sexuality comprises of gonochorism ( 24%), protandry (

T.J. Pandian: Visiting Professor, CAS Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367782061
ISBN-10: 0367782065
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Reproduction and Development in Aquatic Invertebrates