Evolution of Sexual Reproduction in Marine Invertebrates

Example of gymnolaemate bryozoans

Authors: Ostrovsky, Andrey N.

  • Comparative analysis of reproductive patterns in Bryozoa
  • Structural diversity, independent origin, brood chamber evolution in different cheilostome groups
  • Analyses main directions in bryozoans sexual reproduction evolution
  • Emerging trends of these are compared with analogues in evolution of bryozoan order Ctenostomata and other marine invertebrate groups
  • Reconstruction of stages of sexual reproduction evolution in other bryozoan groups
  • History reviews of study of sexual reproduction in the Gymnolaemata with list of species studied
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About this book

Three major aspects that distinguish this book are that (1) it contains the most detailed analysis of the sexual reproduction (oogenesis, fertilization and embryonic incubation) in a particular phylum of the aquatic invertebrates (Bryozoa) ever made; this analysis is based on an exhaustive review of the literature on that topic published over the last 260 years, as well as extensive original histological, anatomical and morphological data obtained during studies of both extant and extinct species; (2) this broad analysis has made it possible to reconstruct the major patterns, stages and trends in the evolution of sexual reproduction in various bryozoan clades, showing numerous examples of parallelisms during transitions from broadcasting to embryonic incubation, from planktotrophic to non-feeding larvae and from lecithotrophy to placentation; corresponding shifts in oogenesis, fertilization and embryonic development are discussed in detail; and (3) the key evolutionary novelties acquired by Bryozoa are compared with similar innovations that have evolved in other groups of marine invertebrates, showing the general trends in the evolution of their sexual reproduction. Ecological background of these innovations is considered too. Altogether these aspects make the monograph an “Encyclopedia of bryozoan sexual reproduction,” offering an integral picture of the evolution of this complex phenomenon.

About the authors

Prof. Ostrovsky’s research interests are early evolution, radiations and paleogeography of marine colonial invertebrates, in particular Bryozoa. He also works on their biogeography, taxonomy and reproductive ecology, and study evolution of reproductive patterns and polymorphism.

Prof. Ostrovsky is affiliated at the Department of Palaeontology, Geozentrum, University of Vienna, Austria and at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Reproductive Patterns of Gymnolaemate Bryozoa: General Overview and Comparative Analysis

    Ostrovsky, Andrew (Andrey N.)

    Pages 1-113

  • Cheilostome Brood Chambers: Structure, Formation, Evolution

    Ostrovsky, Andrew (Andrey N.)

    Pages 115-228

  • Evolution of Reproductive Patterns in Cheilostomata

    Ostrovsky, Andrew (Andrey N.)

    Pages 229-282

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7145-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0234-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of Sexual Reproduction in Marine Invertebrates
Book Subtitle
Example of gymnolaemate bryozoans
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7146-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7146-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7145-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0234-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 356
Number of Illustrations and Tables
93 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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