Reproductive Biology of Crustaceans
Case Studies of Decapod Crustaceans
Crustaceans adapt to a wide variety of habitats and ways of life. They have a complex physiological structure particularly with regard to the processes of growth (molting), metabolic regulation, and reproduction. Crustaceans are ideal as model organisms for the study of endocrine disruption and stress physiology in aquatic invertebrates. This book is an overview of the extensive research that has taken place over the recent years on issues of crustacean reproduction.
Table of Contents
An Overview; Phylogeny Biology and Ecology of Crustaceans (Phylum Arthropoda; Subphylum Crustacea; Aspects in Population and Aquaculture Genetics in Crustaceans; Reproduction of Crustaceans in Relation to Fisheries; Mating Behaviour; Endocrine Control of Female Reproduction; Male Reproductive Hormones; Nutrition in Relation to Reproduction in Crustaceans; Coordination of Reproduction and Molt in Decapods; Reproductive Biology and Growth of Marine Lobsters; Male and Female Reproduction in Penaeid Shrimps; Reproduction and Growth of Decapod Crustaceans in Relation to Aquaculture; The Crustacean Nephrops norvegicus: Growth and Reproductive Behaviour; Implementation of Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Cause & Effect Diagram, HACCP and ISO 22000 to the Reproductive Cycle of Crustaceans in Cultured Conditions
Elena Mente graduated with a BSc in Animal Science from the Department of Agriculture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She was awarded a Training and Mobility Researchers (TMR) postgraduate Fellowship aiming at PhD research in crustacean physiology at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Her research has focused on plant protein use in aquaculture, nutrition and physiology of fish and decapod crustaceans. She has published several research papers in a number of journals including the American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Aquaculture and Journal of Experimental Zoology. She has received a number of grants on growth, nutrition and physiology of fish and crustaceans. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Thessaly in Greece.