By Thomas G. Honegger, Monika Füglister (auth.), Hitoshi Sawada Ph.D., Hideyoshi Yokosawa Ph.D., Charles C. Lambert Ph.D. (eds.)
Ascidians are the invertebrate staff that gave upward push to vertebrates, hence the biology of ascidians presents a necessary key to figuring out either invertebrates and vertebrates. This e-book is the 1st to hide all components of ascidian biology, together with improvement, evolution, biologically lively components, heavy steel accumulation, asexual replica, host-defense mechanisms, allorecognition mechanisms, comparative immunology, neuroscience, taxonomy, ecology, genome technology, and nutrients technological know-how. The sixty nine articles that make up the gathering have been contributed by way of top ascidiologists from world wide who participated within the First overseas Symposium at the Biology of Ascidians, held in June 2000 in Sapporo, Japan. For scientists and scholars alike, the ebook is a useful resource of knowledge from the newest, so much finished experiences of ascidian biology.