Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation

Marine Organisms as Model Systems in Biology and Medicine

Editors: Kloc, Malgorzata, Kubiak, Jacek Z (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the potential of marine invertebrates as model systems
  • Covers practical approaches alongside theoretical background information
  • Inspires future generations to use marine organisms as models
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This book highlights the potential advantages of using marine invertebrates like tunicates, echinoderms, sponges and cephalopods as models in both biological and medical research. Bioactive compounds found in marine organisms possess antibacterial, antifungal, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties, and can affect the immune and nervous systems. Despite substantial research on the medicinal attributes of various marine invertebrates, they are still very much underrepresented in scientific literature: the majority of cell, developmental and evolutionary scientific journals only publish research conducted on a few well-known model systems like Drosophila melanogaster or Xenopus laevis
Addressing that gap, this book introduces readers to new model organisms like starfish or nemertera. By showing their benefits with regard to regeneration, stem cell research and Evo-Devo, the authors provide a cross-sectional view encompassing various disciplines of biological research. As such, this book will not only appeal to scientists currently working on marine organisms, but will also inspire future generations to pursue research of their own.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)
  • Marine Nemertean Worms for Studies of Oocyte Maturation and Aging

    Stricker, Stephen A.

    Pages 3-14

  • Sperm Nuclear Basic Proteins of Marine Invertebrates

    Török, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 15-32

  • Fertilization in Starfish and Sea Urchin: Roles of Actin

    Chun, Jong Tai (et al.)

    Pages 33-47

  • Starfish as a Model System for Analyzing Signal Transduction During Fertilization

    Wiseman, Emily (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • Toward Multiscale Modeling of Molecular and Biochemical Events Occurring at Fertilization Time in Sea Urchins

    Moundoyi, Harold (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Organisms as Model Systems in Biology and Medicine
Editors
  • Malgorzata Kloc
  • Jacek Z Kubiak
Series Title
Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
Series Volume
65
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92486-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92486-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92485-4
Series ISSN
0080-1844
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 624
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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