This book focuses on the role of the nervous system in echinoderm regeneration taking into account the neurotrophic control of regeneration and the specific involvement of neurally derived factors in regulating cellular phenomena such as proliferation, migration and differentiation.
Table of Contents
General 1. Cidaroid-crinoid interactions as observed from a submersible 2. Role of the nervous system in echinoderm regeneration 3. New Mesozoic echinoderms (Serpianotiaris: Euechinoidea; Cottreauaster. Asteroidea) from New Zealand 4. Maintaining fluid balance in echinoderms 5. Depth/substrate relationships of echinoderms, off NW Hokkaido Island, Japan Sea 6. Stress and deviant reproduction in echinoderms 7. Different echinoderm classes have different Hox gene clusters 8. Implications of a proposed anterior-posterior bilateral body axis in echinoderms 9. Quantitative biogeography in the Southern Ocean: Deriving processes from pattern 10. Bathyal echinoderms of the Galapagos Islands 11. Genic patterning of the radial echinoderm central nervous system and evolution of the echinoderm body plan 12. Strategies to identify differentially expressed genes during regeneration 13. Echinoderm eggs: Biochemistry and larval biology 14. Growing a stalked echinoderm within the Extraxial-Axial Theory 15. Species of echinoderms described 16. Evolution of development rates 17. Fluxes and impact of anthropogenic contaminants (metals and PCBs) in echinoderms 18. Evolution of a gene network in echinoderms 19. Crisp's Rule, epidemic spawning, and pheromones: What we still don't know about the control of reproduction in deep-sea echinoderms Extinct classes 20. Attachment strategies in Diploporita inhabiting soft-substratum communities 21. Stylophoran morphology in the light of a new system of skeletal homologies for echinoderms 22. Holothurians from the Late Cretaceous of the Isle of Rügen (Baltic Sea) 23. Ordovician holothurians from the Baltic Sea area 24. Ophiocistioids and holothurians from the Silurian of Gotland, Sweden 25. A new Sphaeronitid-like Aristocystitid (Diploporita) from the Ordovician of Spain Crinoids Crinoids 26. Light stable isotope geochemistry of the crinoid skeleton and its use in biology and paleobiology 27. Morphology of the stalked crinoid aboral nervous system (Echinodermata) and its possible phylogenetic implications 28. Distribution, morphology, and possible phylogeny of Triassic Crinoidea from New Zealand and New Caledonia 29. A comparison of current and previous surveys of comatulid crinoid populations at Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles 30. Antarctic comatulid crinoids (Echinodermata) 31. Just what is Atelecrinusl: Unique morphology in a living bathyal feather star 32. Stalk growth rates of Isocrinidae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea): A summary of a decade of in situ experiments 33. Life and death of the crinoid Uintacrinus (Late Cretaceous) 34. Microstructure preservation and microbial sealing in Uintacrinus Lagerstatten 35. The Seamount crinoid fauna off southern Tasmania (preliminary results) 36. Occurrence and expression of a novel Transforming Growth Factor-beta homologue in crinoids 37. Initial phylogeny of the Comasteridae (Crinoidea) from mtDNA sequences 38. Symbiosis in crinoids from the Wenlock of Britain 39. Quantification of the current regimes experienced by crinoids and ophiacanthids on the Bahamian Slope: Taller is not always better Asteroids 40. The use of lectins, particularly concanavalin - the development of primary cell cultures from echinoderms 41. Evolution of neurogenesis in the sea star genus Patiriella 42. Clade specific cleavage alteration in the genus Patiriella 43. Serotonin depletion by para-chlorophenylalanine (L-PCPA) on the larvae of Patiriella regularis (Asteroidea): Effects on feeding and swimming behavior 44. The asteroid family Goniasteridae 45. Differential expression during regeneration 46. Asterina at the millennium; Revelations from a Pembroke tide-pool 47. Coscinasterias acutispina: Distribution and ecology in Toyama Bay 48. Why is asteroid phylogeny so difficult? 49. Larval development and asexual development of the sea star, Distolasterias nipon (Doderlein) 50. Molecular data and phylogeny of the Asteroidea 51. Larval development of the sea-star, Archaster typicus Muller et Troschell, with a note on the structure of the attachment organs 52. Ampullary systems in asteroids 53. Maternal control of development in five Patiriella species 54. The haemal sinus - A possible conduit for migratory cells involved in repair and regeneration of the radial nerve cord of Coscinasterias muricata following autotomy 55. Fertilization success in the tropical sea star Oreaster reticulatus 56. Phosphorylation of 64-kDa and 96-kDa proteins by the signaling pathway induced by 1-methyladenine in starfish oocytes 57. Behavioural responses to salinity and light affects dispersal of larvae of the introduced seastar, Asterias amurensis, in the Derwent Estuary 58. Impact of the northern Pacific seastar Asterias amurensis on natural communities in south east Tasmania 59. High concentration of maturation-inducing hormone accelerate the activation of maturation promoting factor but not germinal vesicle breakdown in starfish oocytes 60. Of size and space: An evolutionary trade-off in fertilization strategy among oreasterid sea stars 61. Population characteristics of the sea star Oreaster reticulatus in the Bahamas and across the Caribbean 62. Surplus energy in starfish eggs 63. Parasitism of sea stars from Puget Sound, Washington by Orchitophrya stellarum 64. Feeding niche breadth and feeding niche overlap of paxillosid starfishes (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from a midshelf upwelling region, Cabo Frio, Brazil 65. Expression of the Xlox gene in a starfish Ophiuroids 66. Localisation of the neuropeptide S1 in an ophiuroid larva 67. Respiration and excretion of a dense Ophiothrix fragilis population in the Bay of Seine (English Channel, France) 68. Luminescence control of the brittlestar Amphiura filiformis: Preliminary results 69. Does luminous capabilities and polychromatism reflect the genetic variability of the ophiuroid Amphipholis squamata? ?? 70. Arm regeneration in the luminous ophiuroid Amphipholis squamata: A functional approach 71. Morphological, physiological and genetic variability of the ophiuroid Amphipholis squamata from the lagoon system of Oliveri-Tindari (Sicily) 72. Submersible observations on the euryaline brittle star, Asteronyx loveni (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea), living in association with a gorgonacean coral 73. Zooplanktivory by the burrowing brittlestar Hemipholis elongata (Say, 1985) 74. Digestion of biofilm carbohydrates by the deposit-feeding brittlestar Amphipholis gracillima (Stimpson) (Ophiuroidea: Amphiuridae) 75. Assimilation of microbial exopolymers by a deposit-feeding brittlestar, Amphipholis gracillima (Stimpson) 76. Suture line of ophiuroid vertebral ossicles and its taxonomic significance 77. Escape behavior of epibenthic ophiuroids buried in the sediment: Observations of extant and fossil Ophiura sarsii sarsii 78. Horizontal distribution of Ophiothrix fragilis planktonic larvae associated with a tidal front in an open coastal sea 79. Effects of variable water motion on regeneration of the infaunal brittlestar, Hemipholis elongata (Say, 1825) (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) 81. Functional approach to regeneration in the brittlestar Amphiura filiformis 82. Bioluminescence and regeneration in the ophiuroid Amphiura filiformis 83. The recent evolutionary history of Ophiactis savignyi (Echinodermata; Ophiuroidea) 84. Lecithotrophic development of Ophionereis schayeri: With an overview of evolution of development within the Ophionereididae 85. Evolutionary genetics of Amphipholis squamata 86. Amphipholis linopneusti n.sp., a sexually dimorphic amphiurid brittle star (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea), epizoic on a spatangoid sea urchin 87. Cellular and molecular bases of arm regeneration in Brittlestars 88. The early development of the brittle star, Ophiodaphne formata Koehler Holothuroids 90. Brood-protection by the New Zealand cucumariid Squamocnus niveus (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) 91. Reproduction and development of sea cucumbers in the Solomon Islands: Implications for Beche-de-mer broodstock availability 94. A ganglionated plexus in the podial connective tissue of a sea cucumber 95. Overview of sea cucumbers fisheries over the last decade - What possibilities for a durable management? 96. Extracellular matrix remodeling during intestinal regeneration in the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima 97. Circadian rhythms in Chiridota rotifera (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) 98. Movement, recruitment and size-related distribution of sea cucumbers Holothuria scabra in Solomon Islands 99. Cuvierian tubules in tropical holothurians: Usefulness and efficiency as a defence mechanism 100. A rearing method for Chiridota rotifera (Holothuroidea, Apoda) 101. Identification of Hox gene sequences in the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima Selenka (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) 102. Settlement preferences and early migration of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra 103. The potential role of the holothurian Pseudomelia sykion as a bioindicator species of heavy metals, based on energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) 104. Dynamic mechanical properties of holothurian body-wall catch connective tissue 105. The occurrence and role of a digitate genital papilla in holothurian reproduction 106. Larval development in the tropical sea cucumber Holothuria scabra 107. Correlation between the calcareous rings and zoogeographic distributions of Thyone species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) with a proposed management of the genus 108. Holothurians from the Brazilian coast: A historical survey 109. Population genetics of a commercially fished holothurian (Holothuria scabra, Sandfish) on the Queensland coast 110. Confusion on the morphotypes of Stichopus variegatus in the South China Sea 111. Reproductive cycle of Stichopus chloronotus (Brandt, 1835) in the Straits of Malacca Echinoids 112. An epibenthic mode of life in spatangoid echinoids 113. Cell and matrix control of echinoderm biomineralization 114. Interactions between abalone and sea urchins on temperate rocky reefs in New South Wales, Australia 115. The black Echinometra distributed in the Indo-West Pacific: A species complex 116. Functions of the sea urchin fertilization envelope 117. Geographic divergence of gamete recognition systems in two sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus spp.) 118. Effects of organic and inorganic phosphates on feeding, absorption efficiency, nutrient allocation and righting responses of the echinoid Lytechinus varie gatus 120. Enhancing gonad quality in Evechinus chloroticus (Val.) collected from Doubtful Sound, New Zealand 121. Dietary preferences of Evechinus chloroticus 122. Biology of a poorly known echinoid, Colobocentrotus atratus, inhabiting wave swept intertidal basaltic rocks 123. Antarctic echinoids: An interactive database on CDROM 124. Natural enhancement of Evechinus chloroticus (Val.) in Otago Harbour, Dunedin, 125. New Zealand using macroalgae and artificial diets 126. The occurrence of polyspermy in situ in New Zealand's endemic urchin Evechinus chloroticus 127. Declining sea urchin recruitment in the Gulf of Maine: Is overharvesting to blame? 128. A refuge of association for algae faced with intensive grazing on sea urchin barrens 129. Thyroxine and the evolution of lecithotrophic development in echinoids 130. The many "facies" of Encope emarginata (Leske) 131. Behavior of the sea urchins, Strongylocentrotus nudus and S. intermedius, observed in the laboratory: Individual interference on their movement 132. Relationship between occurrence of dense stands of the introduced Japanese kelp 133. Undaria pinnatifida and abundance of sea urchins (Heliocidaris ery thro gramma) on the east coast of Tasmania 134. Environmental parameters controlling gametogenesis in the echinoid Psammechinus miliaris 135. Effects of exogastrulation-inducing factors on development of a direct developing echinoid, Peronella japonica 136. The effect of ultraviolet radiation on development and time to cleavage for embryos of the sea urchin Evechinus chloroticus 137. Palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography of Lower Miocene echinoids from the Eastern Desert, Egypt 138. Palaeontological implications of skeletal modification by predation - using 139. Paracentrotus lividus (Echinoidea) from the Mediterranean sea as an example 140. Carotenoid and Mycosporine-like Amino Acid concentrations in eggs and larvae of 141. Strongylocentrotus and Dendraster genera; Correlations with UV-radiation sensitivity 142. Asymmetry of the Aristotle's lantern of the scutellid sand-dollar Dendraster excentricus 143. Laboratory and field studies on sea urchin gametogenesis and their relevance to aquaculture 144. Molecular phylogeny of Diadema: Systematic implications 145. Food preferences of Tripneustes gratilla (L.) (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in an oligotrophic and a eutrophic site on a coral reef at La Reunion, (Indian Ocean) 146. Biomineralisation in echinoderms: Identification of occluded proteins 147. Morphological variability within the echinoid species Abatus cordatus (Spatangoida, Schizasteridae) from the Kerguelen Archipelago 148. What cues do echinoid larvae use to detect their food environment: Implications for the evolution of plasticity 149. Evolutionary history of the tooth advancement mechanism in echinoids 150. Predation and preservation of echinoids 151. Gimme Shelter: Factors influencing juvenile sheltering in the red sea urchin Strongylocentrotus franciscanus 152. Variation in gonad production in the sea urchin Loxechinus albus with size and diet 153. Genetic differentiation of the sea urchin Evechinus chloroticus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) of New Zealand's fiords: Identification of microsatellite loci 154. Developing suitable colour in the roe of cultured green sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) 155. Evaluating stocking as an enhancement strategy for the red sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus: Depth-specific recoveries 156. Spatial and temporal variation in growth of the green sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, in the Gulf of Maine, USA 157. Effect of ultra-violet light on gastrulation in the Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri 158. Development and evolution of the echinoderm nervous system 159. Podial coverage and test size of regular echinoids 160. Transport of fluid and particles through the echinoid madreporite 161. Comparative studies of normal development of the sea urchins, Colobocentrotus mertensii and Anthocidaris crassispina 162. Cellular organization of the spine muscle of Anthocidaris crassispina and its functional implications 163. Expression of the vitellogenin gene in red sea urchin, Pseudocentrotus depressus 164. Ontogenetic and morphological evolution of the ambulacral pores in Heteraster (early spatangoids) 165. Population structure of sea urchins (Evechinus chloroticus) along gradients in benthic productivity in the New Zealand fjords 166. Studies on the body skeleton formation of echinometrid larvae, using sea urchins from the Bonin Islands 167. Registered participants