Spawning: Biology, Sexual Strategies and Ecological Effects


Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070020

This book describes the reproductive strategies and tactics employed by bivalve and gastropod molluscs to exploit and take advantage of different environments, and their response to different environmental fluctuations. The first chapter gives a general overview of the reproductive strategies and tactics developed through time as a means of adapting to different environments, including: morphological variations, reserve storage strategies; gametogenic efforts, duration and intensity; storage of gametes, duration and intensity of spawn and post spawn; and the need and duration of a rest or recovery period.

Chapters Two and Three give an up-to-date overview of histological oogenesis and spermatogenesis, pointing out the variation in morphology and gametogenic processes. Chapters Four and Five present the different tactics adopted by different species and populations of the same species to various environments, demonstrating the plasticity of molluscs reproduction capacities, which permits them to use different environments and to thrive in changing environments. (Imprint: Novinka )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Overview of Bivalve and Gastropod Reproduction (pp. 1-26)
Erick R. Baqueiro Cárdenas (Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Champotón, Mexico)

Chapter 2 – Molluscan Oogenesis (pp. 27-48)
Florencia Arrighetti (Biología de Invertebrados Marinos, DBBE, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. IBBEA, CONICET- UBA, CONICET- Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Argentina)

Chapter 3 – Spermatogenesis and Sperm Morphology (pp. 49-72)
Juliana Giménez (Biología de Invertebrados Marinos, DBBE, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 4 – Reproductive Tactics of Marine Shellfish Species from North-Eastern Venezuela: Ecophysiological Implications (pp. 73-106)
Luis Freites, César Lodeiros, Dwight Arrieche and Andrew W. Dale (Instituto Oceanográfico de Venezuela, Cumaná, Venezuela and others)

Chapter 5 – Review of Reproductive Tactics of Bivalve and Gastropod Mollusks from Mexico (pp. 106-140)
Erick R. Baqueiro Cárdenas and Dalila Aldana Aranda (Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Champotón, Mexico and others)

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The book is aimed to scholars, students and researches working with reproductive aspects in particular with mollusks.


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