Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 16, 2013)
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Crustaceans are more and more used as version organisms in all fields of biology, together with neurobiology, developmental biology, animal body structure, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, and source administration. One reason behind the expanding use of crustacean examples is the wide variety of phenotypes present in this workforce and the variety of environments they inhabit; few different taxa convey this kind of number of physique shapes and variations to specific habitats and environmental stipulations. a very good evaluation in their practical morphology is vital to realizing many elements in their biology. This quantity is the 1st within the traditional historical past of Crustacea sequence, a ten-volume sequence that would deal with all facets of crustacean biology, body structure, habit, and evolution. The sequence updates and synthesizes a starting to be wealth of data at the normal background of this amazing team. practical Morphology and variety explores the useful morphology of crustaceans, which disguise the most physique elements and platforms. The booklet brings jointly a bunch of across the world recognized-and up-and-coming-experts in fields concerning systematics and morphology. Contributing authors examine a variety of crustacean taxa and subject matters, and therefore the quantity offers a compact evaluate of the nice phenotypic variety and their functionality stumbled on between crustaceans. the 1st large remedy of Crustacea in many years, the e-book should be valuable for researchers and scholars during this and similar fields.