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October 11 , 2008

Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture


Scallops are among the better known shellfish and are widely distributed throughout the world.They are of great economic importance, support both commercial fisheries and mariculture efforts and occupy a unique niche in the marine environment.Contributions from world leaders in scallop research and culture cover all facets of scallop biology including anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, larval biology and neurobiology. Chapters are also devoted to diseases and parasites, genetics, population dynamics and the adductor muscle, with extensive reference lists provided for each chapter.
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Since the publication of the first edition of Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture in 1991, commercial interest in scallops has grown globally and this is reflected in the seventeen extensive chapters covering both fisheries and aquaculture for all species of scallops in all countries where they are fished or cultured.The Second Edition is the only comprehensive treatise on the biology of scallops and is the definitive reference source for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, mariculturists, managers and researchers. It is a valuable reference for anyone interested in staying abreast of the latest advances in scallops.

* Offers over 30 detailed chapters on the developments and ecology of scallops
* Provides chapters on various cultures of scallops in China, Japan, Scandinivia, Eastern North American, Europe, and Eastern North America
* Includes details of their reproduction, nervous system and behavior, genetics, disease and parasites, and much more
* Complete updated version of the first edition
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