Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Sea Urchin

Yusuf Bozkurt

İskenderun Technical University

A Professor of Biotechnology of Reproduction at the İskenderun Technical University (Turkey) and a member of the European Aquaculture Society (EAS). Dr Bozkurt’s research interests include reproductive biology and biotechnology with an emphasis on cryopreservation.


Model Organism Embryo Larvae Fertilization Gonad Gamete Habitat Predators Pollution Environmental Factors Food Sources Breeding Systems

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Sea urchins are one of the most important organisms living in marine environments. The importance of these invertebrates increases day by day. Not only because of their ecological and economical importance but because they are a suitable model system in biomedical researches since their embryos are easy to observe. These fascinating organisms are popular in aquariums, where they are used to control algae and in Paleontology due to their excellent fossil records. Sea urchins offer many opportunities for research on various topics such as ecology, toxicology, molecular and cellular biology, biomedicine, and pharmacology. Additionally, researches regarding their potential for aquaculture and fisheries, and their importance as a model system in terms of developmental biology, have increased around the world.

The proposed book is aimed to provide a panorama of the current knowledge and future perspectives offered by using these organisms.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 22nd 2021

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: January 31st 2022

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Review results due: April 21st 2022

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Expected publication date: June 20th 2022

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About the editor

Yusuf Bozkurt

İskenderun Technical University

Yusuf Bozkurt holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from Ankara University. He is currently Professor of Biotechnology of Reproduction in the field of Aquaculture at the İskenderun Technical University. His research interests include reproductive biology and biotechnology with an emphasis on cryopreservation. He has studied in Spain and Hungary and authored many research articles published in indexed journals and books. He took part at Food and Agriculture COST Action FA 1205 and he is also on the Editorial Board of several international peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, he has participated in many international and national congresses, seminars and workshops with the oral and poster presentations. Also, he was involved as a member of the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) many times.

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