Fisheries Science Series

Rotifers

Aquaculture, Ecology, Gerontology, and Ecotoxicology

Editors: Hagiwara, Atsushi, Yoshinaga, Tatsuki (Eds.)

  • A modern reference guide to both aquaculture and basic science aspects of Brachionus, from taxonomy to genomics
  • The first English-language book that provides extensive information on the mass culture techniques that have previously been reported on only in Japanese
  • Provides typical examples of fisheries science studies in Japan with a blend of basics and applications, offering international readers valuable insights into why Japan has assumed a pioneering role in live food technology
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About this book

This book highlights the latest advances in rotifer studies in various fields including aquaculture, ecology, gerontology and ecotoxicology. The genus Brachionus are an indispensable type of zooplankton, having served as an initial live food for marine larval rearing since the 1960s. Their mass culture techniques have been intensively studied, and some essential achievements have been made – regarding high density culture, employment of valuable dietary algae, automated culture systems, and effective production of resting eggs.  These have in turn supported stable and efficient aquatic seedling production for numerous important marine fish species including flounder, sea bream, and bluefin tuna.  Further, this group is considered to be a suitable model for studying various aspects in ecology.  A series of aquaculture and basic science studies have significantly advanced our understanding of the life history evolution. The studies in these two fields are closely

linked, and provide readers with comprehensive information on how rotifers are now being employed in biological investigations.

About the authors

Editors
Atsushi HagiwaraPhD, Professor, Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University
Tatsuki Yoshinaga PhD, Associate ProfessorSchool of Marine Biosciences, Kitasato University

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Current Status of the Morphological Classification of Rotifer Strains Used in Aquaculture

    Kotani, Tomonari

    Pages 3-13

  • Speciation in the Brachionus plicatilis Species Complex

    Serra, Manuel (et al.)

    Pages 15-32

  • Mass Culture and Preservation of Brachionus plicatilis sp. Complex

    Hagiwara, Atsushi (et al.)

    Pages 35-45

  • Enrichment of Rotifers and Its Effect on the Growth and Survival of Fish Larvae

    Kotani, Tomonari

    Pages 47-62

  • Application of Rotifers for Larval Rearing of Marine Fishes Cultivated Under Various Conditions

    Sakakura, Yoshitaka

    Pages 63-73

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eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-981-10-5635-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-981-10-5633-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rotifers
Book Subtitle
Aquaculture, Ecology, Gerontology, and Ecotoxicology
Editors
  • Atsushi Hagiwara
  • Tatsuki Yoshinaga
Series Title
Fisheries Science Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5635-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5635-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5633-8
Series ISSN
2522-0470
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 180
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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