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Fish Evolution and Systematics: Evidence from Spermatozoa

Fish Evolution and Systematics: Evidence from Spermatozoa
With a Survey of Lophophorate, Echinoderm and Protochordate Sperm and an Account of Gamete Cryopreservation

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Joseph S. Nelson, B. G. M. Jamieson, L. K. -P. Leung
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  • Date Published: June 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521292566

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  • In this 1991 book, Professor Jamieson masterfully brings together the literature on fish spermatozoa and voluminous work on the evolutionary history of fishes to provide a detailed synthesis of the two fields of fish spermatology and fish systematics. The author begins by considering invertebrate phyla related to the chordates, and goes through the lower chordates and early fishes to the line leading to amphibians and to highest teleosts. His treatment provides a review of fish systematics based on the classical evidence of gross morphology in a cladistic framework and a critical integration of this with information on the degree to which spermatozoa support of conflict with the various hypotheses of relationship. Additionally, Professor Jamieson is joined by Luke K. -P. Leung to give a review of the principles of biological cryopreservation and of the live preservation of fish gametes.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521292566
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Joseph S. Nelson
    1. Introduction. Lophophorata and Echinodermata
    2. Hemichordata
    3. Urochordata
    4. Cephalochordata
    5. Introduction to fish spermatozoa. The significance of the micropyle in fertilization B. G. M. Jamieson and L. K. -P. Leung
    6. Agnatha. Class Myxini. Order Myxiniformes. Class Cephalaspidomorphi. Order Petromyzontiformes
    7. Superclass Gnathostomata. Class Chondrichthyes. Subclasses Holocephali and Elasmobranchii
    8. Class Osteichthyes. Subclass Actinopterygii. Infraclass Cladistia. Order Polypteriformes. Infraclass Chondrostei. Order Acipenseriformes
    9. Subclass Crossopterygii. Superorder Coelacanthimorpha. Subclass Dipnoi. Orders Lepidosireniformes and Ceratodontiformes
    10. Infraclass Neopterygii. 'Holosteans'. Division Ginglimodi. Order Lepisosteriformes. Division Halecostomi. Subdivision Halecomorphi. Order Lepisosteriformes. Division Halecostomi. Subdivision Halecomorphi. Order Amiiformes. Superorder Osteoglossomorpha. Order Osteoglossiformes
    11. Superorder Elopomorpha. Orders Elopoformes and Anguilliformes. Superorder Clupeomorpha. Order Clupeomorpha
    12. Infradicision Eitelostei. Superorder Esocomorpha. Order Esociformes. Superorder Ostariophysi. Orders Cypriniformes, Siluriformes and Characiformes
    13. Order Salmoniformes ('Protacanthopterygii')
    14. Neoteleostei. Superorder Scopelomopha. Orders Aulopiformes and Myctophiformes. Superorder Paracanthopterygii. Order Ophidiiformes, Gadiformes, Batrachoidiformes, Gobiesociformes and Lophiiformes
    15. Superorder Acanthopterygii. Series Percomorpha. Orders Zeiformes, Syngnathiformes, Dactylopteriformes, Scorpaeniformes, Perciformes: Percoidei and Mugiloidei
    16. Series Percomorpha. Perciformes Labroidei, Trachinoidei, Blennioidei, Scombroidei. Orders Pleuonectiformes and Tetraodontiformes
    17. Series Atherinomorpha. Orders Atheriniformes, Cyprinodontiformes and Beloniformes
    18. Summary and Conclusions. Fish sperm types and the plesiomorphic mode of fertilization. Morphological summary. Systematic and phylogenetic summary B. G. M. Jamieson and L. K. -P. Leung
    19. Principles of biological cryopreservation L. K. -P. Leung
    20. Live preservation of fish gametes L. K. -P. Leung and B. G. M. Jamieson
    Author index
    Subject index
    Taxonomic index.

  • Author

    Barrie G. M. Jamieson


    Joseph S. Nelson

    With contributions by

    L. K. -P. Leung


    Joseph S. Nelson, B. G. M. Jamieson, L. K. -P. Leung

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