Developments in Hydrobiology

Ancient Animals, New Challenges

Developments in Sponge Research

Editors: Maldonado, M., Turon, X., Becerro, M.A., Jesús Uriz, M. (Eds.)

  • Features continuing discussions in molecular research Includes a diversity of approaches (phylogeny, ecology, molecular ecology, biotechnology) Presents biodiversity data from unknown tropical and deep sea areasDescribes anthropogenic disturbance effects on the natural environment​

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This book summarizes the latest advances in sponge science through a concise selection of studies presented at the VIII World Sponge Conference. The collection of articles reflects hot, ongoing debates in molecular research, such as the monophyletic versus paraphyletic nature of the sponge group, or the new awareness on pros and cons of standard barcodes and other markers in sponge taxonomy and phylogeny. It also features articles showing how the new sequencing technologies reveal the functional and phylogenetic complexity of the "microbial universe" associated to sponge tissues. The ecological interactions of sponges, the effects of nutrients and pollutants, the variability in reproductive patterns, and the processes generating genotypic and phenotypic variability in sponge populations are covered in several contributions. Zoogeography, population structure and dynamics are also approached with both traditional and molecular tools. The effect of anthropogenic disturbance on the natural environment finds its place in this volume with papers dealing with metal accumulation and the potential role of sponges as biomonitors. Biodiversity data from unexplored tropical and deep sea areas are presented. We hope readers will enjoy the selection of papers, which we believe represent collectively a significant contribution to our current understanding of sponges. 

Previously published in Hydrobiologia, vol. 687, 2012

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Preface: Sponge research developments

    Maldonado, M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • No longer Demospongiae: Homoscleromorpha formal nomination as a fourth class of Porifera

    Gazave, Eve (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Molecular phylogeny of glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida): increased taxon sampling and inclusion of the mitochondrial protein-coding gene, cytochrome oxidase subunit I

    Dohrmann, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Phylogenetic reconstruction of Polymastiidae (Demospongiae: Hadromerida) based on morphology

    Plotkin, A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • First evidence of miniature transposable elements in sponges (Porifera)

    Erpenbeck, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 43-47

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ancient Animals, New Challenges
Book Subtitle
Developments in Sponge Research
Editors
  • Manuel Maldonado
  • Xavier Turon
  • Mikel A. Becerro
  • Maria Jesús Uriz
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
219
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4688-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4688-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4687-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 351
Additional Information
Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 687
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