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Editors: Agustin G. Pearce and Lucía M. Correa
Book Description:
This book presents a review of recent advances in cell biology, biochemistry and functional genomics of the dolphin using biological fluids, tissues or cell lines in an effort to further our understanding of dolphins and their responses to a changing environment. Dolphins can produce a wide repertoire of sounds: impulsive (high frequency) sounds, also involved in echolocation mechanism, percussive sounds and modulated sounds, usually called whistles. The authors of this book examine the function of modulated signals, through a bibliographic review and data analysis, with special attention to the function of the signature whistle in the mother-calf relationship. Furthermore, this book provides an overview of the traditional uses and commercialization of dolphin's products in Brazil and discusses their implications for conservation. Other chapters examine the histology of different sections of the melon and other pathways for reception of water-borne sounds (the jaw) and important aspects of one of the most serious viral agents for cetaceans, the cetacean morbillivirus (CeMV), including its host range, geographical distribution and mortality rate of the reported outbreaks.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. The Integument of Dolphins, Including Development and Specific Adaptations to the Aquatic Environment, pp. 1-43
(Wilfried Meyer, Institute for Anatomy, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover,Hannover, Germany)

Chapter 2. Heavy Metals in Dolphins from Northern Adriatic Sea and Potential Subtle Toxic Effects, pp. 45-77
(Annalisa Zaccaroni, Marina Silvi, Paolo Fonti, Elena Pari, Dino Scaravelli, Degree in Aquaculture and Fish Production Hygiene, Research Group on Large Pelagic Vertebrates, Veterinary Faculty, University of Bologna, Cesenatico (FC), Italy, and others)

Chapter 3. From DNA to RNA to Proteins: Molecular Approaches to Decipher Dolphin’s Genetic Information, pp. 79-105
(Annalaura Mancia, Robert W. Chapman, Sebastiano Gattoni-Celli, John E. Baatz, Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Science Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Marine Laboratory, Charleston, SC, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. New Perspectives on the Cetacean Morbillivirus Epidemiology and Taxonomy, pp. 107-128
(F. Esperón, E. N. Bellière, J.M. Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Animal Health Research Center (CISA-INIA), Valdeolmos, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. Mediterranean Common Bottlenose Dolphin’s Repertoire and Communication Use, pp. 129-147
(Bruno Díaz López, J. Andrea Bernal Shirai, Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI, Aranci, Italy)

Chapter 6. Use and Function of Distinctive Whistle-Like Signals in Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) Mother-Calf Pair, pp. 149-167
(Guido Gnone, Tiziana Moriconi, Acquario di Genova, Area Porto Antico, Genova, Italy)

Chapter 7. Morphological, Compositional and NMR Dynamic Characteristics of the Echolocating Organs of Stenella Coeruleoalba, pp. 169-181
(Paola Scano, Cristina Maxia, Federica Maggiani, Adolfo Lai, Paola Sirigu, Roberto Crnjar, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy, and others)

Chapter 8. Traditional Uses and Conservation of Dolphins in Brazil, pp. 183-195
(Rômulo Romeu da Nóbrega Alves, Bruno Augusto Torres Parahyba Campos, Gustavo Alves da Costa Toledo, José da Silva Mourão, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Wedson de Medeiros Silva Souto, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Avenida das Baraúnas, Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 9. Differences Between Solitary and Group Time Budget in Estuarine Dolphins(Sotalia guianensis) at Northeastern – Brazil, pp. 197-205
(Carolina Herédia Tosi, Renata Gonçalves Ferreira, Pós Graduação em Psicobiologia, Departamento de Fisiologia/Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – Natal/RN., and others)

Chapter 10. Behavioural Repertoire of Sotalia Guianensis (Cetacea: Delphinidae) in Baia Formosa, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, with Emphasis in Foraging Strategies, pp. 207-229
(Bruno Augusto Torres Parahyba Campos, Gustavo Alves da Costa Toledo, Isabel Cristina Sampaio Feitosa, Antonio Silva Souto, Rômulo Romeu da Nóbrega Alves, Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Paraíba 58051-900, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 11. Does Affiliative Body Contact Repair Relationships among Bottlenose Dolphins?, pp. 231-236
(Nana Tamaki, Tadamichi Morisaka, Kyoto University, Japan)

Index, pp.237-255

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 255.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-849-3
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