Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 20


Owen P. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Advances in Animal Science and Zoology
Series ISSN: 2162-0962
BISAC: SCI070000

This volume includes six chapters that present updates in animal science and zoology. Chapter One examines the use of zebrafish model system to investigate the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Chapter Two consolidates facts about melatonin and its involvement in the regulation of fish populations. Chapter Three explores the interaction between the native aquatic gastropod, Valvata humeralis, and invasive aquatic gastropod, Potamopyrgus antipodarum, along a biotic gradient of density in a system where it was suspected that an interaction shift was occurring. Chapter Four explores competition and facilitation between these two gastropods. Chapter Five analyzes the role of superoxide dismutase in reptiles under toxicity contexts. Lastly, Chapter Six analyzes and assesses the corpses of three English Bulldog puppies that had anasarca, a fetal malformation that presents generalized edema.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Zebrafish Models of Schizophrenia: Gaining Insights into the Link from Genes to Brain to Behavior
S. Y. Mok, PhD and P. Y. Tang, PhD
Department of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering,
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kajang, Malaysia

Chapter 2. Melatonin: Pleiotropic Action for the Regulation of Fish Reproduction in Aquaculture
Joydeep Das, Akash Acharyya and Kazi Nurul Hasan
Department of Zoology, Sidho Kanho Birsha University, Purulia, India

Chapter 3. Biotic Interaction Gradients between Native and Invasive Aquatic Gastropods
Kiza K. Gates1,2 and Billie L. Kerans1
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
2Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, WA, USA

Chapter 4. Competitive and Facilitative Mechanisms of a Biotic Interaction Gradient between Native and Invasive Aquatic Gastropods
Kiza K. Gates1,2 and Billie L. Kerans1,3
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
2Current: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, WA, USA
3Current: Retired

Chapter 5. The Role of Superoxide Dismutase in Reptiles under Toxicity Contexts
L. M. Odetti1,2, E. V. Paravani3, M. F. Simoniello1 and G. L. Poletta1,2,4
Cátedra de Toxicología, Farmacología y Bioquímica Legal, Facultad de Bioquímica y Ciencias biológicas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
2Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina
3Laboratorio de Química Ambiental, Cátedra de Química General e Inorgánica, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Entre Ríos, Argentina
4Proyecto Yacaré-Laboratorio de Zoología Aplicada: Anexo Vertebrados (FHUC-UNL/Gob. Sta. Fe/MAyCC), Santa Fe, Argentina

Chapter 6. Anasarca in English Bulldogs
B. Valladares-Carranza1, J. L. Zamora-Espinosa1, M. G. Arriaga-Pérez2, C. Ortega-Santana1, Y. E. Felipe-Pérez2, A. Zaragoza-Bastida3, N. Rivero-Pérez3, L. Delgadillo-Ruiz4, R. Bañuelos-Valenzuela5, P. I. Gallegos-Flores4, V. Velázquez-Ordoñez1, C. Bedolla-Cedeño6
1Research Center and Advanced Studies in Animal Health. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics. Autonomous Mexico State University, Toluca, Mexico
2Private Clinic. Toluca, Mexico
3Academic Area of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Mexico
4Academic Unit of Biological Sciences
5Academic Unit of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
6Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, San Nicolas de Hidalgo Michoacan University, Morelia, Mich, Mexico


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