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Edited by Genaro Diarte-Plata

Instituto Politecnico Nacional (CIIDIR Sinaloa)


Ruth Escamilla-Montes

Instituto Politecnico Nacional (CIIDIR Sinaloa)

This book is divided into four sections. The first section "Introduction" offers information on mollusc generalities. In addition, these organisms are important in areas of commercial significance such as aquaculture and fishing. Similarly, it was pointed out in the use of molluscs have uses in pollution studies and environmental processes among others. The second section "Social Aspects of Fisheries" considers aspects of molluscs gathering in tropical regions. The third section "Ecology" presents the results of long-term research concerning the study of variability of the size/mass relationships in the mollusc Rapana venosa from the northwestern part of the Black Sea and near the eastern coast of Crimea (Sudak Gulf). The fourth section "Immune System" sheds light on the elements of the molluscan immune system and survival differences against Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. This book can be consulted by students, professors, and researchers in biological sciences and related areas.

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MolluscsEdited by Genaro Diarte-Plata

Published: May 10th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78418

ISBN: 978-1-83880-196-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-195-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-647-7

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Molluscs

By Ruth Escamilla-Montes, Genaro Diarte-Plata and Salvador Granados-Alcantar


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2. Mollusc Gathering in Tropical Regions of Brazil

By Simone Ferreira Teixeira and Susmara Silva Campos


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3. The Predatory Marine Gastropod Rapana Venosa (Valenciennes, 1846) in Northwestern Black Sea: Morphometric Variations, Imposex Appearance and Biphallia Phenomenon

By Igor A. Govorin


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4. Immune Response of Molluscs

By Hanan Al-Khalaifah and Afaf Al-Nasser


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5. Survival Differences of Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strains in Shellstock Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) from Harvest to Sale: A Risk Perspective

By Violeta Pardío, Irma Wong, Leonardo Lizárraga, Karla López, Argel Flores, Guadalupe Barrera, Francisco Alarcón and Carlos Fernández


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