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Soumalya Mukherjee

Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College

Dr. Soumalya Mukherjee is an eminent researcher in sponge biology and malacology, currently working as an Assistant Professor of Zoology at Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College in Kolkata, India.


Sajal Ray

University of Calcutta

Professor of Zoology at Calcutta University carried out his postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health, USA. Dr. Ray’s research interest is studying the immunological responses of molluscs, sponges, crabs, and earthworms exposed to pollutants.


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Cephalopods are exclusively marine, complex organisms. They are characterized by a fused head and foot, with few tentacles surrounding the head. They are generally carnivorous. Locomotion is mainly performed by jet propulsion, or they can walk with the help of their arms. Cephalopods exhibit a well-developed nervous system and complex sensory organs. Cephalopods possess pigment-rich cells called chromatophores, with the help of which they can change their color and release ink in the aqueous medium when they are in danger. Moreover, they exhibit considerable economic importance to humans in terms of dietary sources and decoration.

The objective of the book is to consolidate and compile the articles representing the modern trends of research on cephalopods. This book aims to provide a rich source of information for researchers in this domain.

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Date completed: May 12th 2022

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Soumalya Mukherjee

Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College

Soumalya Mukherjee obtained his MSc degree in Zoology from the West Bengal State University, India and stood first. He was selected for the DST INSPIRE Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, India. Dr. Mukherjee has published several research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and books of international repute. He has presented his research findings at various international and national conferences and symposia. He has been actively engaged in research of immunotoxicological effects of environmental pollutants on terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates. He was previously an assistant professor of Zoology, the Directorate of Open and Distance Learning, University of Kalyani, India. Dr. Mukherjee is currently Assistant Professor of Zoology, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, West Bengal State University, India.

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