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Sea Urchin

From Environment to Aquaculture and Biomedicine

This book is addressed to the readers operating in the sea urchin field of research, as well as to the lovers of this fascinating organism. Sea urchin, among the most known marine invertebrates belonging to the deuterostomes, is more closely related to humans than other invertebrates, thus representing a suitable model system not only for developmental biology and ecotoxicology but also for biomedicine. The topics described highlight the validity and versatility of this organism for different kinds of investigations. A collection of interesting chapters contributes to this volume and clearly shows the reason of the high interest manifested by a huge number of scientists around the world for this organism over time. Each contribution is a separate and comprehensive chapter but within the book's aim.

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Sea UrchinFrom Environment to Aquaculture and BiomedicineEdited by Maria Agnello

Published: October 4th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65503

ISBN: 978-953-51-3526-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3525-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4636-0

Copyright year: 2017

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6548 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Sea Urchin - Knowledge and Perspectives

By Maria Agnello


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2. Sea Urchin Covering Behavior: A Comparative Review

By Morgan A. Ziegenhorn


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3. Effects of Environmental Factors on Reproduction of the Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus Intermedius

By Peter M. Zhadan, Marina A. Vaschenko and Tatyana N. Almyashova


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4. Morphological and Biochemical Profiles of the Gonadal Cycle in the Sea Urchin Paracentrotus lividus: Wild Type vs. Bred

By Bernardetta Anna Tenuzzo, Elisabetta Carata, Stefania Mariano and Luciana Dini


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5. Importance of Gamete Quality in Ecotoxicological Application: Natural versus Bred Population in Paracentrotus lividus

By Sartori Davide, Lera Samantha, Silvia Giuliani, Simona Macchia, Lorenzo Morroni, David Pellegrini and Andrea Gaion


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6. The Sea Urchin Embryo: A Model for Studying Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Human Diseases and for Testing Bioactive Compounds

By Maria Di Bernardo and Marta Di Carlo


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