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Editors: Jian G. Qin (School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University, Australia)
Book Description:
Oysters have a competitive advantage and dominate other molluscan species with respect to global distribution and aquaculture production. At present, the Pacific oyster has become one of the most important edible oysters in world aquaculture. Recently, with research advancements in oyster farming technology, non-native species invasion, environmental monitoring and disease control, new findings and outcomes have emerged. This book presents the latest research development in oyster reproduction, physiological response to pollution, ecological distribution and management, mass mortality, disease control, and other technical advance in oyster research. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-xiii

Chapter 1: The development of Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas produced using cryopreserved sperm (pp. 1-18)
(Xiaoming Zhang, Xiaoxu Li, Steven Clarke and Xia Li, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia)

Chapter 2: Vitellogenesis (pp. 19-34)
(Toshie Matsumoto, National Research Institute of Aquaculture,Japan)

Chapter 3: PAHs from fossil fuels and their impact on oysters (pp. 35-61)
(Paul T. Smith and Narsimha Reddy)

Chapter 4: Non-invasive investigation of live oysters with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (pp. 63-100)
(Narsimha Reddy and Paul T. Smith)

Chapter 5: Managing the intentional introduction of nonnative species (pp. 101-146)
(Meifeng Luo, James J. Opaluch, James L. Anderson and Kurt Schnier, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)

Chapter 6: Oysters shells as environmental recorders: experiences from the southern Bay of Biscay, Spain (pp. 147-181)
(Rubén Higuera-Ruiz, Ruth Ibisate, and Javier Elorza)

Chapter 7: Exploring correlations between spawning mediated response and summer mortality in Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas (pp. 181-202)
(Yan Li, Kirsten Benkendorff, Jian G. Qin and Xiaoxu Li)

Chapter 8; Pacific cupped oyster, Crassostrea gigas, mortality outbreaks and infectious diseases (pp. 203-225)
(T. Renault)

Chapter 9: Immune responses in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas: an overview with focus on summer mortalities (pp. 227-273)
(Paulina Schmitt, Marylise Duperthuy, Caroline Montagnani, Evelyne Bachčre and Delphine Destoumieux-Garzón)

Chapter 10: Toxic effects and stress in oysters in relation to pollution (pp. 275-292)
(Michelle Giltrap and Francis O’Beirn)

Index pp. 293-311

      Marine Biology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 324, 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-518-6
   Status: AV
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