Coelenterate Biology 2003: Trends in Research on Cnidaria and Ctenophora

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Daphne G. Fautin, Jane A. Westfall, Paulyn Cartwright, Marymegan Daly, Charles R. Wyttenbach
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 7, 2007 - Science - 565 pages
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This volume, the proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Coelenterate Biology, is organized as the meeting was around six topics. Because several sessions of ICCB7 constituted the 2003 North American meeting of the International Society for Reef Studies, the subject of coral reefs is strongly represented in the section on Ecology. The other themes are Neurobiology; Reproduction, Development, and Life Cycles; Pioneers in Coelenterate Biology; Cnidae; and Taxonomy and Systematics. Ctenophores, as well as representatives of all four classes of cnidarians are among the study subjects of the research reported in this volume. The theme of variability runs through the volume – be it in cnidae, morphology, behavior, neurobiology, ecology, colony form, or reproduction, variability is a major reason these animals are so interesting and challenging to study! This is a must-read resource for anyone doing research – or planning to do research – on cnidarians and ctenophores.

 

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Contents

Charles McLean Fraser 18721946 his contributions to hydroid research and to the development of fisheries biology and academia in British Columbia
3
Charles Cleveland Nutting 18581927 of the University of Iowa USA
12
Louis Agassizs account of 1850
27
Introduction to the Symposium
33
activity molecular structure and physiological significance
34
Chemical anatomy of hydra nervous system using antibodies against hydra neuropeptides a review
41
Neuropeptides and photic behavior in Cnidaria
49
Different roles of GABA and glycine in the modulation of chemosensory responses in Hydra vulgaris Cnidaria Hydrozoa
58
Evolution and dynamics of branching colonial form in marine modular cnidarians
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The role of polypstolon junctions in the redox signaling of colonial hydroids
291
Variations on a theme? Polyp and medusa development in Podocoryna carnea
299
The development and evolution of hydrozoan polyp and colony form
308
Morphogenetic evolution of hydroid colony pattern
319
Part VI Reproduction Development Life Cycles
328
Cubozoa
331
Growth and age determination of the tropical Australian cubozoan Chiropsalmus sp
338

Glutamatergic and GABAnergic control in the tentacle effector systems of Hydra vulgaris
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recent findings old questions and where do we go from here?
73
Impulse conduction in the jellyfish Aglantha digitale
81
Coelenterata
90
Mechanoreception and synaptic transmission of hydrozoan nematocytes
97
what does the future hold?
107
Neural pathways and innervation of cnidocytes in tentacles of sea anemones
117
Dynamic tuning of hair bundle mechanoreceptors in a sea anemone during predation
122
The photobiology of Hydras periodic activity
129
Photoreceptors of cubozoan jellyfish
135
A mechanosensory system that controls feeding in adult Mnemiopsis
145
a mechanism for sudden stoppage of metachrony in ctenophores
155
Part III Cnidae
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Nematocysts of Polypodium hydriforme a cnidarian parasite of acipenseriform fishes
164
Nematocyst composition of the cubomedusan Chiropsalmus quadrigatus changes with growth
173
A review of zoanthid nematocyst types and their population structure
178
Anthozoa Actiniaria
189
morphological structural and behavioural variety from old knowledge and new data
198
Part IV Taxonomy Systematics
209
Use of Xradiographs to distinguish members of the Montastraea annularis reefcoral species complex
211
Redescription of Bedotella armata from Biscay Bay northern Spain the type species of Bedotella Stechow 1913 Cnidaria Hydrozoa Lafoeidae with co...
223
First full description of the large physonect siphonophore Halistemma amphytridis Lesueur Petit 1807
231
Phylogeny and biogeography of Anthopleura in the North Atlantic Ocean
241
Some implications of molecular phylogenetics for understanding biodiversity in jellyfishes with emphasis on Scyphozoa
249
On the taxonomy and presumable evolutionary pathways of planktonic larvae of Ceriantharia Anthozoa Cnidaria
261
Cloning and sequencing of cDNA encoding glutamine synthetase from the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida
267
Part V Axial Patterning
273
possible patterning mechanisms
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The life cycle of Chrysaora lactea Eschscholtz 1829 Cnidaria Scyphozoa with notes on the scyphistoma stage of three other species
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Semaeostomeae
355
Medusoid release and spawning of Macrorynchia philippina Kirchenpauer 1872 Cnidaria Hydrozoa Aglaopheniidae
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Gonad development and somatic growth patterns of Olindias sambaquiensis Limnomedusae Olindiidae
373
Reproduction of the colonial hydroid Obelia geniculata L 1758 Cnidaria Hydrozoa in the White Sea
383
Melithaeidae in Japan
389
Reproduction and the unusual condition of hermaphroditism in Sarcophyton glaucum Octocorallia Alcyoniidae in KwaZuluNatal South Africa
398
Zoanthidea in Bermudaw
411
Part VII Coral Reefs
420
Morphological and genetic variation across reef habitats in a broadcastspawning octocoral
423
Demographic aspects of the soft coral Sinularia flexibilis leading to local dominance on coral reefs
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a decade of interactions
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lightinduced vesicles copious mucocytes and sporadic tentacles
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a general phenomenon
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Observations of a new source of coral mortality along the Kenyan coast
469
19951997
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Synoptic water clarity assessment in the Florida Keys using diffuse attenuation coefficient estimated from Landsat imagery
489
Part VIII Ecology
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Distribution of sea anemones Cnidaria Actiniaria in Korea analyzed by environmental clustering
497
Description and ecology of Cytaeis capitata n sp Hydrozoa Cytaeididae from Bunaken Marine Park North Sulawesi Indonesia
503
expansion behavior growth and survival
512
the consequences for population dynamics body size and morphology
521
Peracarida in the Gulf of California
529
preliminary results from a remotelyoperated vehicle
537
past and future research on planktonic ctenophores and cnidariansq
548
Index
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