Biology of European Seabass presents up-to-date reviews on key topics of seabass biology, written by leading scientific experts with extensive knowledge of seabass as well as their respective field of expertise. The book covers the biology and ecology of the different sea basses and the latest findings in molecular biology, physiology, and behavior of this species. Ranging from larval development to nutrition to pathology and immune system, the chapters cover a broad spectrum. The final chapter deals with novel tools such as transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. The social and commercial impact (fisheries and aquaculture) of seabass is also assessed.
General Biology and Ecology. Morphology. phylogeny and systematics. Ecology and distribution. Population genetics of sea basses. The biological clock and dualism. Physiology. Behavior and Pathology. Sensing the environment: role of the pineal organ.. Melatonin rhythms. Neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction. Environmental and endocrine control of reproduction. Sex determination and differentiation. Larval development. Foraging behaviour. Food intake regulation. Nutrition and dietary selection. Pathology. Immune system. Stress responses and HPI axis. Novel tools and methods in sea bass studies: transcriptomics. proteomics and metabolomics.