Treatise on Zoology – Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Gregarines (2 vols)
by Isabelle Desportes, Joseph Schrével
Gregarines are apicomplexans and exclusively parasites of invertebrates. After the basic publication in the Traité de Zoologie by Grassé in 1953, this second edition is proposed to update the knowledge with information provided by new technologies such as electron microscopy, biochemistry and molecular biology and to enlighten their high diversity of adaptation to invertebrate hosts living in a diversity of biotopes. Morphological features, life cycles, host-parasite interactions and taxonomical data are most informative for the understanding of the evolution of the phylum Apicomplexa.
Treatise on Zoology–anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology
by Isabelle Desportes, Joseph Schrével
About this volume The phylum Apicomplexa is characterized by the unique cell organisation of the zoites, the infective stages of unicellular parasites previously designated as Sporozoa. Apicomplexa includes Coccidian and Hematozoa well known for human and veterinary diseases they cause, such as malaria, toxoplasmosis, babesiosis, coccidiosis, and the large group of Gregarines, the early branching Apicomplexa. Gregarines are parasite of invertebrates and urochordates and they performed an extraordinary radiation from the marine and terrestrial hosts known from the Cambrian biodiversity explosion. After the basic publication in the Trait de Zoologie by Grass in 1953, this second edition updates the knowledge with information provided by new technologies such as electron microscopy, biochemistry and molecular biology and to enlighten their high diversity of adaptation to invertebrate hosts living in a diversity of biotopes. The extracellular development of Gregarines, the considerable diversification of their cell cortex, their wide distribution in Annelids, Crustaceans, Echinoderms, Myriapods or Insects with about hundred thousands of species contribute to the understanding of many biological aspects of the pathogenic Apicomplexa. Since 1953, taxonomical reviews on Gregarines were published in the Illustrated Guide of Protozoa. In this supplement, there is a special emphasis on the hosts. About the Editors Isabelle Desportes, Fellow of the Mus um National d Histoire Naturelle, Paris, is known for her work on a wide range of unicellular parasites: Gregarines, Microsporidia, Haplosporidia, Paramyxidia, Myxosporidia. She is the author of chapters on the Phylum Apicomplexa (co-author E. Vivier) and the Phylum Paramyxa (co-author F. O. Perkins) in the “Handbook of Protoctists, ” eds. Margulis, Corliss, Melkonian and Chapman, Jones and Bartlett Publ., 1989 and “The Biology of Microsporidia.” in: “Cryptosporidiosis and Microsporidiosis, ” eds. Schmidt A. & Petry F., Karger AG, 2000. She was a member of the Nominating Committee of the International Society of Protistologists and of the Editorial board of the European “Journal of Protistology, ” and “Acta Protozoologica.” Joseph Schr vel is emeritus professor at the Mus um National d Histoire Naturelle, Paris . After his PhD on the biology and electron microscopy of the Gregarines of Polychaetes, he extended his studies on cell biology and biochemistry of other Apicomplexa like Plasmodium the causative agent of malaria, Babesia, different unicellular eukaryotes (Trypanosoma) and mammalian (cardiac and sperm) cells. He was member of the editorial board of: “Biology of the Cell” (Editor-in-Chief), “Parasitology Research, European Journal of Protozoology, Journal of Ultrastructure Research and the Malarial Journal.” In 1993, he published The Gregarines (co- author M.Philippe) in “Parasite Protozoa,” ed. Krier J, volume 4, Academic Press.
Treatise on Zoology – Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Crustacea, Volume 9 Part C (2 vols)
by Peter Castro, Peter Davie, Danièle Guinot, Frederick Schram, Carel von Vaupel Klein
This volume, 9C, covers the Brachyura.
Treatise on Zoology – Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Crustacea, Volume 3
by Jac Forest (†), Carel von Vaupel Klein
This third volume contains chapters on: – Neuroanatomy – Neurohormones – Embryology – Relative Growth and Allometry
Treatise on Zoology – Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Crustacea, Volume 9 Part A
by Frederick Schram, Carel von Vaupel Klein, M. Charmantier-Daures, J. Forest
This volume, 9A, contains the material on the euphausiaceans, amphionidaceans, and many of the decapods (dendrobranchiates, carideans, stenopodideans, astacidans, and palinurans).
Treatise on Zoology – Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Myriapoda
by Alessandro Minelli
Myriapods are the only major zoological group for which a modern encyclopedic treatment has never been produced. In particular, this was the single major gap in the largest zoological treatise of the XIX century (Grassé s Traité de Zoologie), whose publication has recently been stopped. The two volumes of The Myriapoda fill that gap with an updated treatment in the English language.Volume I opens with an introductory treatment of myriapod affinities and phylogeny. The following chapters are mostly devoted to the Chilopoda or centipedes, extensively treated from the point of view of external and internal morphology, physiology, reproduction, development, distribution, ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy. All currently recognized suprageneric and generic taxa are considered. Additional chapters deal with the two smaller myriapod classes, the Symphyla and the Pauropoda. Volume II deals with the Diplopoda or millipedes. As in the previous volume, the treatment is articulated in chapters dealing with external and internal morphology, physiology, reproduction, development, distribution, ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy. All currently recognized suprageneric taxa and a very large selection of the genera are considered. All groups and features are extensively illustrated by line drawings and micrographs and living specimens of representative species of the main groups are presented in color photographs