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Organismal and Molecular Malacology

Edited by Sajal Ray

University of Calcutta

The book with two sections represents the current trend of research in basic and applied malacology. In the section "Organismal Malacology", high-impact articles were contributed in the frontier areas of taxonomy, ecology and aquaculture of molluscs. Importance of mussel in water quality monitoring was highlighted. Biology and conservation of keystone molluscs were discussed from organismal point of view. "Cellular and Molecular Biology" section contains informative chapters on toxin-induced differential gene expression, spatiotemporal neural activity in olfactory processing in slug and immunity of hydrothermal vent molluscs. Biochemistry of cellulose degradation, lipid profile and C-reactive protein were elucidated in detail in separate chapters. This book represents a rich source of malacological information for the scientists, teachers and students.

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Organismal and Molecular MalacologyEdited by Sajal Ray

Published: August 16th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65885

ISBN: 978-953-51-3306-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3305-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4711-4

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

15049 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

28 Web of Science Citations

55 Dimensions Citations


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1. Ecology, Fishery and Aquaculture in Gulf of California, Mexico: Pen Shell Atrina maura (Sowerby, 1835)

By Ruth Escamilla-Montes, Genaro Diarte-Plata, Antonio Luna- González, Jesús Arturo Fierro-Coronado, Héctor Manuel Esparza- Leal, Salvador Granados-Alcantar and César Arturo Ruiz-Verdugo


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2. Possible Poecilogony Due to Discontinuous Multifactorial Inheritance in Some Mediterranean Species of Raphitoma (Mollusca, Conoidea, Raphitomidae)

By Thanasis Manousis, Constantinos Kontadakis, George Mbazios, Georgios Polyzoulis and Sofia Galinou-Mitsoudi


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3. Mussel as a Tool to Define Continental Watershed Quality

By Mélissa Palos Ladeiro, Iris Barjhoux, Aurélie Bigot-Clivot, Marc Bonnard, Elise David, Odile Dedourge-Geffard, Elodie Geba, Emilie Lance, Maxime Lepretre, Gabrielle Magniez, Damien Rioult, Dominique Aubert, Isabelle Villena, Gaëlle Daniele, Arnaud Salvador, Emmanuelle Vulliet, Jean Armengaud and Alain Geffard


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4. Patellid Limpets: An Overview of the Biology and Conservation of Keystone Species of the Rocky Shores

By Paulo Henriques, João Delgado and Ricardo Sousa


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5. Freshwater Mussels Exposed to Arsenic and Sulfate Show Contrasting Patterns of Gene Expression

By Pawel Michalak, Lin Kang, Serena Ciparis, William Henley, Jess Jones, Andrew Phipps and Eric Hallerman


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6. Spatiotemporal Neural Activities Involved in the Olfactory Processing of the Land Slug using Fluorescent-Imaging Technique

By Minoru Saito


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7. Lipid Composition Modifications in the Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis L.) from the White Sea

By Natalia N. Fokina, Tatiana R. Ruokolainen and Nina N. Nemova


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8. An Insightful Model to Study Innate Immunity and Stress Response in Deep‐Sea Vent Animals: Profiling the Mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus

By Raul Bettencourt, Inês Barros, Eva Martins, Inês Martins, Teresa Cerqueira, Ana Colaço, Valentina Costa, Domitília Rosa, Hugo Froufe, Conceição Egas, Sergio Stefanni, Paul Dando and Ricardo S. Santos


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9. Gut Microbiome Analysis of Snails: A Biotechnological Approach

By Mudasir A. Dar, Kiran D. Pawar and Radhakrishna S. Pandit


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10. The Uniqueness of Achatina fulica in its Evolutionary Success

By Sandip Mukherjee, Shuvasree Sarkar, Chayan Munshi and Shelley Bhattacharya


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