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Insects and related fauna
Texas : Combined Scientific Supplies , s. f.
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Insects and related fauna
Texas : Combined Scientific Supplies , s. f
Clasificación: 595.7 / I57
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Patterns of flow, leaf litter and shredder abundance in a tropical stream
Wootton, Allen ; Pearson, Richard G. (coaut.) ; Boyero, Luz (coaut.) ;
Contenido en: Hydrobiologia Vol. 826, no. 1 (January 2019), p. 353-365 ISSN: 1573-5117
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The seasonal dynamics of leaf litter and associated consumers (“shredders”) in tropical streams are not well documented. We investigated the occurrence of litter (density and age composition) and shredders through late dry, wet and early dry seasons in an Australian rainforest stream. Leaf litter packs of varying density and leaf age covered most of the stream bed in the late dry season, but a one-in-one-year flood removed a substantial proportion of the sparse packs and much of the intermediate-aged litter, with green litter becoming more prevalent. Shredder abundances declined accordingly, but recovery was rapid, demonstrating substantial resilience to the disturbance. In a 36-day field experiment using fine- and coarse-mesh bags, green litter was decomposed more rapidly than intermediate and aged litter by both microbes and shredders, an unexpected and important result, given the abundance of green litter in the study stream. The resilience of shredders to moderate flood, their ability to process green leaves and their continued presence across seasons contribute to seasonal consistency in detrital-based food webs in the study stream except, perhaps, after extreme floods. This study demonstrates the need to consider the temporal changes in litter composition and decomposition in determining the nature of trophic processes in streams.

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Diversidad de tardígrados en tres playas del SAM / Wilbert Andrés Pérez Pech
Pérez Pech, Wilbert Andrés (autor) ; De Jesús Navarrete, Alberto (director) ; Carrera Parra, Luis Fernando (asesor) ; González Solís, David (asesor) ;
Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México : El Colegio de la Frontera Sur , 2018
Clasificación: TE/593.097267 / P4
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El Caribe mexicano es la única región de México en la que se han reportado tardígrados marinos (Pérez-Pech et al., 2018). Cuenta con el registro de cinco géneros: Wingstrandarctus, Batillipes, Archechiniscus, Echiniscoides y Dipodarctus (Pérez-Pech et al., 2018). El presente trabajo se implementó para documentar la diversidad de este grupo en la región. Se aportan datos acerca de la diversidad de tardígrados marinos en las playas de Mahahual, Xcalak y Puerto Morelos y su relación con los parámetros ambientales de cada playa. Se provee una clave de identificación para tardígrados del Gran Caribe e información sobre aspectos de su biología y ecología. El muestreo se realizó en todos los casos en dos transectos perpendiculares a la costa. En cada transecto se establecieron tres estaciones de muestreo (0, 50 100m). Para la obtención de tardígrados se tomó una muestra de sedimento en duplicado por estación, cada muestra fue sometida a un choque osmótico agregando agua dulce y posteriormente fueron procesadas en un tamiz de 45 μm.

Adicionalmente, una muestra fue tomada en cada playa, para la caracterización del tipo de grano y la concentración de materia orgánica. Para caracterizar los parámetros físicos, se midió el oxígeno disuelto, temperatura y salinidad de la columna de agua. Se identificaron 12 especies de tardígrados de las cuales cinco son indescritas (Anisonyches sp. nov., Megastygartides sp. nov., Styraconyx sp. nov, Paratanarctus sp. nov., y Florarctinae sp. nov.) y dos son posiblemente nuevos géneros (Halechiniscidae gen. nov. 1 and Halechiniscidae gen. nov. 2). La riqueza de especies mostró está relacionada con la distribución del tipo de grano. Se presenta una lista revisada de las especies de tardígrados del Gran Caribe y una clave de identificación para familias, géneros y especies para esta región. Con ello se contribuye en el conocimiento de este taxón en México y se proporciona material útil para futuras investigaciones.


Capítulo I. Introducción
Capítulo III. Sistemática de los tardígrados marinos del Gran Caribe
Capítulo IV. Discusión y Conclusiones generales

Octopus, squid and cuttlefish: a visual, scientific guide to the oceans' most advanced invertebrates / Roger Hanlon, Mike Vecchione, Louise Allcock
Hanlon, Roger T. (autor) ; Vecchione, Michael (autor) ; Allcock, Louise (autor) ;
Chicago, Illinois, United States : University of Chicago Press , c2018
Clasificación: 594.5 / H35
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Largely shell-less relatives of clams and snails, the marine mollusks in the class Cephalopoda--Greek for "head-foot"--are colorful creatures of many-armed dexterity, often inky self-defense, and highly evolved cognition. They are capable of learning, of retaining information--and of rapid decision-making to avoid predators and find prey. They have eyes and senses rivaling those of vertebrates like birds and fishes, they morph texture and body shape, and they change color faster than a chameleon. In short, they captivate us. From the long-armed mimic octopus--able to imitate the appearance of swimming flounders and soles--to the aptly named flamboyant cuttlefish, whose undulating waves of color rival the graphic displays of any LCD screen, there are more than seven hundred species of cephalopod. Featuring a selection of species profiles, Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish reveals the evolution, anatomy, life history, behaviors, and relationships of these spellbinding animals. Their existence proves that intelligence can develop in very different ways: not only are cephalopods unusually large-brained invertebrates, they also carry two-thirds of their neurons in their arms. A treasure trove of scientific fact and visual explanation, this worldwide illustrated guide to cephalopods offers a comprehensive review of these fascinating and mysterious underwater invertebrates--from the lone hunting of the octopus, to the social squid, and the prismatic skin signaling of the cuttlefish.


Chapter One
Cephalopod Anatomy
Advanced Invertebrates
Inside the Cephalopod
Emperor Nautilus
Giant Pacific Octopod
Pharaoh Cuttlefish
Bigfin Squid
Japanese Flying Squid
Rough Glass Squid
Chapter Two
Phylogeny & Evolution
500 Million Years of Evolution
Nautilus—Living Fossil?
Evolution of Coleoids
The Buoyancy Conundrum
Cephalopods & Fishes: Convergent Evolution
On Dwarfs & Giants
Evolution & Climate Change
Fuzzy Nautilus
Common Blanket Octopus
Two-toned Pygmy Idiosepiid
Caribbean Reef Octopus
Flamboyant Cuttlefish
Analogous Bobtail Squid
Opalescent Inshore Squid
Eye-flash Squid
Chapter Three
Peculiar Lifestyles
Age & Growth
Cephalopods of Various Biomes
Humboldt Squid
Greater Argonaut
Striped Pyjama Squid
Thumbstall Squid
Agassiz’s Whiplash Squid
Pacific Warty Octopod
Balloon Dumbo Octopod
Chapter Four
Behavior, Cognition & Intelligence
Decision Making
Rapid Adaptive Coloration
Nature’s Best Camouflage
When Camouflage Fails
Super Fights for Mates
Sneaky Males & Sneakier Females
Evaluating Intelligence in Such Bizarre Animals
Common Octopus
Day Octopus
Mimic Octopus
Common European Cuttlefish
Giant Australian Cuttlefish
Broadclub Cuttlefish
Long-finned Inshore Squid
Caribbean Reef Squid
Chapter Five
Cephalopods & Humans
World Fisheries & Human Consumption
A Rich History of Biomedical & Biological Advances
Bio-inspired Materials Science & Engineering
Horned Octopod
Lesser Two-spotted Octopod
Southern Blue-ringed Octopus
Hawaiian Bobtail
Cape Hope Squid
Veined Squid
Jewel Squid
Sparkling Enope Squid
Notes on Contributors

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Insects and other invertebrates in the Pjiekakjoo (Tlahuica) culture in Mexico State, Mexico
Aldasoro Maya, Elda Miriam ; Gómez y Gómez, Benigno (coaut.) ;
Contenido en: Journal of Insects as Food and Feed Vol. 2, no. 1 (March 2016), p. 43-52 ISSN: 2352-4588
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The Pjiekakjoo are the smallest indigenous group in the State of Mexico. They have managed to survive and maintain an ethnic project despite their proximity to the largest metropolitan areas in central Mexico: Mexico City, Toluca and Cuernavaca. Sadly, their indigenous language is considered to be in danger of extinction. Their knowledge of insects and other invertebrates was recorded through a collaborative project that included the collection of organisms, semi-structured interviews and intergenerational workshops. The documentation and systematisation of their ethnoentomological information was with the active participation of the Tlahuicas. Discussions with the Tlahuicas about other topics, such as the importance of biocultural diversity and the heritage it represents, was promoted. The methodology developed is based in Freire’s ideas of education for freedom and Smith's proposals for the decolonisation of methodologies in anthropological research. An emic perspective was preferred. We documented invertebrates in general. A total of 70 taxa of invertebrates were documented distributed in 3 phyla: Arthropoda (67), Mollusca (2) and Annelida (1).These have 58 Pjiekakjoo names and 66 names in Spanish. The most representative class is the Insecta, with 60 out of 67 categories of arthropods. Half of the taxa (34) have uses: 14 are edible, 7 medicinal, 8 recreational, 2 ornamental, one as an aphrodisiac and one as flavouring. The edible insects are primarily Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, and Hymenoptera orders. The Pjiekakjoo use 4 invertebrate products: honey, honeycomb, beebread and spider web. The use of insects and other invertebrates requires specialised ecological and ethological knowledge. 9 taxa are associated with distinctive beliefs, commonly as omens. The present paper recommends the use of ethnoentomological research to help the heirs of this biocultural heritage to face the challenges of the contemporary world.

Keys to nearctic fauna / edited by James H. Thorp and D. Christopher Rogers
Disponible en línea: Keys to nearctic fauna.
Thorp, James H. (coed.) ; Rogers, D. Christopher (coed.) ;
London : Academic Press :: Elsevier Inc. , c2016
Clasificación: 592.178809169 / K4
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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Keys to Nearctic Fauna, Fourth Edition presents a comprehensive revision and expansion of this trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook—from a single North American tome into a developing multivolume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world. Readers familiar with the first three editions will welcome this new volume. The series, now entitled Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, (edited by J.H. Thorp), began with Volume I: Ecology and General Biology, (edited by J.H. Thorp and D.C. Rogers). It now continues in Volume II with taxonomic coverage of inland water invertebrates of the Nearctic zoogeographic region. As in previous editions, all volumes of the fourth edition are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies, and private companies, as well as by undergraduate and graduate students. Features zoogeographic coverage for all of North America, south to the general area of the Tropic of Cancer, and Greenland and BermudaProvides keys to families of freshwater insects. Provides keys to all other inland water invertebrates at the taxonomic level appropriate for the current scientific knowledge. Includes multiple taxonomic keys in each chapter that progress from higher to lower taxonomic levels, thereby allowing users to work up to their level of need and expertise. Presents additional material in each chapter on group introduction, limitations to the keys, terminology and morphology, material preparation and preservation, and references

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Ecology and general biology: thorp and covich's freshwater invertebrates / edited by: James H. Thorp and D. Christopher Rogers
Thorp, James H. (ed.) ; Rogers, Christopher (coed.) ;
Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Academic Press , 2015
Clasificación: 592.178809169 / E2
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Readers familiar with the first three editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) will welcome the comprehensive revision and expansion of that trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook from a single North American tome into a developing multi-volume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world. The series entitled Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp) begins with the current Volume I: Ecology and General Biology (edited by J.H. Thorp and D.C. Rogers), which is designed as a companion volume for the remaining books in the series. Those following volumes provide taxonomic coverage for specific zoogeographic regions of the world, starting with Keys to Nearctic Fauna (Vol. II) and Keys to Palaearctic Fauna (Vol. III). Volume I maintains the ecological and general biological focus of the previous editions but now expands coverage globally in all chapters, includes more taxonomic groups (e.g., chapters on individual insect orders), and covers additional functional topics such as invasive species, economic impacts, and functional ecology.

As in previous editions, the 4th edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates is designed for use by professionals in universities, government agencies, and private companies as well as by undergraduate and graduate students. • Global coverage of aquatic invertebrate ecology. • Discussions on invertebrate ecology, phylogeny, and general biology written by international experts for each group. • Separate chapters on invasive species and economic impacts and uses of invertebrates. • Eight additional chapters on insect orders and a chapter on freshwater millipedes. • Four new chapters on collecting and culturing techniques, ecology of invasive species, economic impacts, and ecological function of invertebrates. • Overall expansion of ecology and general biology and a shift of the even more detailed taxonomic keys to other volumes in the projected 9-volume series. • Identification keys to lower taxonomic levels.


Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to Volume I
Contributors to Volume I
Section I
1. Introduction to Invertebrates of Inland Waters
2. Overview of Inland Water Habitats
3. Collection and Culturing Techniques
Section II
General Ecology and Human Impacts
4. Functional Relationships of Freshwater Invertebrates
5. Ecology of Invasive Alien Invertebrates
6. Economic Aspects of Freshwater Invertebrates
Section III
Protozoa to Tardigrada
7. Free-Living Protozoa
8. Phylum Porifera
9. Phylum Cnidaria
10. Phylum Platyhelminthes
11. Phylum Nemertea
12. Phylum Gastrotricha
13. Phylum Rotifera
14. Phylum Nematoda
15. Phylum Nematomorpha
16. Phyla Ectoprocta and Entoprocta (Bryozoans)
17. Phylum Tardigrada
Section IV
Phylum Mollusca
18. Introduction to Mollusca and the Class Gastropoda
19. Class Bivalvia
Section V
Phylum Annelida
20. Introduction to Annelida and the Class Polychaeta
21. Class Clitellata: Oligochaeta
22. Class Clitellata: Branchiobdellida
23. Class Clitellata: Hirudinida and Acanthobdellida
Section VI
Phylum Arthropoda
24. Introduction to the Phylum Arthropoda
25. Subphylum Chelicerata, Class Arachnida
26. Subphylum Myriapoda, Class Diplopoda
27. Introduction to “Crustacea”
28. Class Branchiopoda
29. Class Maxillopoda
30. Class Ostracoda
31. Class Malacostraca, Superorders Peracarida and Syncarida
32. Class Malacostraca, Order Decapoda
33. Hexapoda - Introduction to Insects and Collembola
34. Order Ephemeroptera
35. Order Odonata
36. Order Plecoptera
37. Order Hemiptera
38. Order Trichoptera
39. Order Coleoptera
40. Order Diptera
41. Minor Insect Orders

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Bioindicadores: guardianes de nuestro futuro ambiental / César Alberto González Zuarth, Adriana Vallarino, Juan Carlos Pérez Jiménez, Antonio M. Low Pfeng, (editores)
González Zuarth, César Alberto (editor) ; Vallarino Moncada, Adriana (editora) ; Pérez Jiménez, Juan Carlos (editor) ; Low Pfeng, Antonio M. (editor) ;
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México : El Colegio de la Frontera Sur :: Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático , 2014
Clasificación: EE/577.727 / B5
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La contaminación ambiental, las especies exóticas invasoras y el cambio climático global entre otros, pueden alterar de manera severa la estabilidad de los ecosistemas y por ende a la biodiversidad que en ellos habita. En consecuencia, es imperativo identificar de manera temprana las señales que nos permitan impedir que dichos daños sean irremediables, ya que las consecuencias que implica la destrucción de los ecosistemas son incalculables. Por otro lado, su restauración o rehabilitación implica altos costos y es poco probable que se alcance el mismo estado inicial de los ecosistemas. La sensibilidad mostrada por las especies indicadoras ante disturbios ambientales, cuantificados a través de las modificaciones de sus patrones conductuales, de distribución y abundancia, así como en sus alteraciones genéticas, bioquímicas, fisiológicas y morfológicas, han probado ser una herramienta confiable en la detección de disturbios ambientales de tan baja intensidad que no pueden ser detectados por otros medios. Además, la información que pueden proveer los organismos bioindicadores es de suma utilidad para orientar las políticas públicas en materia de conservación y protección de los ecosistemas. Te invitamos a conocer las ventajas y en algunos casos desventajas del uso de los organismos bioindicadores para evaluar distintos tipos de perturbaciones ambientales y las técnicas necesarias para hacerlo con éxito. En un futuro cercano, estas especies jugarán un papel primordial en la preservación de nuestros recursos naturales y dada nuestra íntima interdependencia, también determinarán en buena medida, nuestra propia existencia.


1 Los bioindicadores ¿una alternativa real para la protección del medio ambiente? Bioindicators: A real alternative to protect the environment?
2 Organismos acuáticos como indicadores de cambios ambientales: características, elección, interpretación, monitoreo. Ventajas y desventajas
Aquatic organisms as environmental indicators: characteristics, selection, interpretation, monitoring. Advantages and disadvantages
3 Los índices bióticos de integridad en el monitoreo ambiental
Integrity biotic indices for environmental
4 Tecnologías “ómicas” en las ciencias ambientales y en la búsqueda de biomarcadores moleculares
“Omic” technologies in the environmental sciences and on the search for molecular biomarkers
5 Ecología y evolución de bacterias, tapetes microbianos y estromatolitos: su relevancia en la historia de la vida en la tierra
Ecology and evolution of bacteria, microbial mats and stromatolites: its significance in the history of life on earth
6 Las comunidades bacterianas como bioindicadores de salud ambiental
Bacterial communities as bioindicators of environmental health
7 Crustáceos planctónicos como indicadores de variabilidad climática y corrientes marinas
Planktonic crustacean as indicators of climatic variability and marine currents
Invertebrados acuáticos
8 Los organismos bentónicos como bioindicadores de la salud ecológica de los océanos
Benthic organisms as bioindicators of oceans ecological health
9 Los invertebrados marinos como indicadores de cambio climático
Marine invertebrates as indicators of climate change
10 Uso de macroinvertebrados como bioindicadores de variabilidad ambiental en sistemas acuáticos de Campeche, México. Estudio de caso Reserva de la Biósfera “Los Petenes”

Use of macroinvertebrates as bioindicators of environmental variation in aquatic systems of Campeche, México; Biosphere reserve “Los Petenes” as a case study
11 Erizos de mar (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) como indicadores de la condición de arrecifes rocosos y coralinos
Sea urchins (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) as indicators of rocky and coralline reef conditions
12 Los helmintos parásitos de peces como bioindicadores de la salud de los ecosistemas
Fish parasites (helminths) as bioindicators of ecosystem´s health
Invertebrados terrestres
13 Las arañas como bioindicadores
Spiders as bioindicators
14 Los colémbolos (Arthropoda: Hexapoda) como bioindicadores
Collembola (Arthropoda: Hexapoda) as bioindicators
15 Los escarabajos lamelicornios como indicadores ecológicos y biogeográfico
Lamelicornious beetles as ecological and biogeographical indicators
16 Mariposas diurnas: bioindicadoras de eventos actuales e históricos
Butterflies as bioindicators of present and historical events
17 Abejas como bioindicadores de perturbaciones en los ecosistemas y el ambiente
Bees as bioindicators of ecosystems and environmental perturbations
Vertebrados acuáticos
18 Los tiburones como bioindicadores de contaminantes y cambios tróficos en los ecosistemas marinos
Sharks as bioindicators of contaminants and trophic changes in marine ecosystems
19 La conducta de los peces como biomarcadores de la presencia de estresores ambientales
The behaviour of fish as biomarkers of the presence of environmental stressors
20 El axolote como especie bandera en Xochimilco
The axolotl as flagship species in Xochimilco
21 Las especies “bandera” como bioindicadores ambientales: las tortugas marinas
Flag species as environmental bioindicators: the sea turtles
22 Las aves marinas como centinelas de la salud de los océanos
Seabirds as sentinels of oceans health

23 Las ballenas como bioindicadoras de la salud de los océanos utilizando técnicas no-letales
Whales as bioindicators of oceans´ health using non-lethal techniques
Vertebrados terrestres
24 El potencial del jaguar como especie sustituta en la conservación de ecosistemas tropicales
The Jaguar potential as surrogate especies in the conservation of tropical ecosystems
25 Los murciélagos como bioindicadores de la perturbación ambiental
Bats as bioindicators of environmental perturbation
Plantas acuáticas
26 Las algas marinas como bioindicadores de calidad ambiental y su uso en estudios ecotoxicológicos
Marine algae as bioindicators of environmental quality and their use in ecotoxicological studies
27 Parámetros poblaciones de Zostera marina como indicadores de salud ecosistémicos
Population parameters of Zostera marina as indicators of ecosystem health
Hongos y plantas terrestres
28 Hongos y líquenes como bioindicadores y micorremediación
Lichens and fungus as bioindicators and mycoremediation
29 Epífitas vasculares como bioindicadoras de la calidad forestal: impacto antrópico sobre su diversidad y composición
Vascular epiphytes as bioindicators of forest quality: anthropic impact on their diversity and composition
30 Las malezas como indicadoras ambientales
Weeds as environmental indicators
31 El uso de árboles como bioindicadores ambientales: enfoques, métodos y aplicaciones
The use of trees as environmental bioindicators: approaches, methods and applications
Estudios generales
32 Las especies invasoras en México como bioindicadoras del cambio global
Invasive species in Mexico as bioindicators of global change
33 Integridad ecológica como indicador de la calidad ambiental
Ecological integrity as indicator of environmental quality

34 La utilización de bioindicadores de la contaminación con referencia a las costas mexicanas
The use of pollution bioindicators in the Mexican coasts
35 Uso de bioindicadores para la evaluación integrada del riesgo en sitios contaminados de México
The Use of bio-indicators for the integrated risk assessment of contaminated sites in Mexico

Symbiosis in fishes: the biology of interspecific partnerships / Ilan Karplus
Karplus, Ilan ;
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell , 2014
Clasificación: 597 / K3
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Symbiosis in Fishes provides comprehensive coverage of the biology of partnerships between fishes and invertebrates, ascending the phylogenetic scale, from luminescent bacteria, sponges and coelenterates to molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms. Both facultative and obligatory partnerships are reviewed with emphasis on the behavioral, ecological and evolutionary aspects of fish symbiosis. Each of the eight chapters of this book focuses on a different group of partners. The structure, physiology and anti-predatory strategies of each group are described to provide the necessary background for the understanding of their partnerships with fishes. The formation of the associations, the degree of partner specificity and its regulation, as well as the benefits and costs for the fishes and their associates, communication between partners and their possible co-evolution are discussed in each chapter. This is the first attempt to critically review in a single volume all associations of fishes with invertebrates based on the latest studies in these areas, together with studies published many years ago and little cited since then. Symbiosis in Fishes provides a huge wealth of information that will be of great use and interest to many life scientists including fish biologists, ecologists, ethologists, aquatic scientists, physiologists and evolutionary biologists. It is hoped that the contents of the book will stimulate many to further research, to fill in the gaps in our knowledge in this fascinating and important subject. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this exciting book.