Invertebrates: Protozoa to Echinodermata

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Alpha Science Int'l Ltd., 2005 - Science - 510 pages
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Invertebrates: Protozoa to Echinodermata provides an in depth coverage all major topics related with various invertebrates groups starting from Protozoa to Echinodermata, emphasizing their structure, function and adaptations. It deals with important features like osmoregulation, nutrition, locomotion, reproduction of protozoa including disease producing protozoa, the amazing phenomenon of polymorphism and alternation of generation in coelenterates, the wonderful world of corals including their power of defense. The parasitic helminthes, their adaptations to the parasitic mode of life and the plant parasitic nematodes have also been discussed. Minor phyla also find elaborate description. Different aspects of arthropods like parasitism and larval forms in crustaceans, biology of Sacculina, respiration, mouthparts and metamorphic events in insects, including useful insects have also been illustrated. Groups like priapulida, bryozoa and chaetognatha find special mention. The text also includes different aspects of mollusks like torsion, adaptive radiation, foot and shell along with brain and sense organs in cephalopods and symmetry, coelom and larval forms in echinoderms. Finally, an outline classification of all major invertebrate phyla has been given. It is an authoritative source for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate study as well as for competitive examinations.
 

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Contents

Osmoregulation in Protozoa
1
Locomotion in Protozoa
10
Ciliophora is the most highly evolved group of phylum Protozoa
30
Parasitic Protozoa with special reference to man
36
Nucleus in Protozoa
46
General Organization and affinities of Mesozoa
50
Canal System in Porifera
64
Reproduction in Porifera
70
Sense organs in Arthropoda
240
Respiration in Arthropoda
253
Biology of Sacculina
261
Parasitism in Crustacea
271
Mouthparts in Insects
278
Metamorphosis in Insects
286
Useful Insects
297
Elements of Insect Pest control
311

Alternation of Generation in Coelenterates
79
Polymorphism in Coelenterates
89
Structure formation and economic importance of Corals
96
Structure and functions of Nematocysts
105
Parasitic helminthes of man and domesticated animals
114
Biology and control of filaria worm Wucheria bancrofti
136
Phytoparasitism and control of phytoparastic nematode
146
Biology of soil nematode Agamersis
153
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Parasites and Parasitism
163
ttticiency of parasites
169
Parasitic adaptations in Helminthes
172
General Organization and affinities of Rotifera
182
General Organization and affinities of Acanthocephala
192
Coelom in Annelida
197
Segmental organs in Annelida
203
General organization and affinities of Echiurida
213
General organization and affinities of Onychophora
223
General Organization and affinities of Trilobites
230
Ancestral Molluscs
322
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Adaptive Radiation in Gastropoda
331
Foot in Mollusca
340
Brain and Sense organs in Cephalopoda
351
General Organization and affinities of Bryozoa
359
General Organization and affinities of Phoronida
367
General organization and affinities of Chaetognatha
378
Symmetry in Echinodermata
385
Larval forms in Echinodermata
391
Classification of Animals
402
Select Readings
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