The Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii, Brandt, 1869). Volume 1, Biology /

The biology of the Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii Brandt 1869, has become a very attractive subject of investigation for biologists since the 1980s. This volume 1 is part of a two-volume set devoted to the species, the second of which focuses on farming. The present volume is divided into three...

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Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Subject:Sturgeons.
Sturgeons -- Physiology.
NATURE -- Animals -- Fish.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Ichthyology & Herpetology.
Agricultural science.
Ecological science, the Biosphere.
Animal physiology.
Limnology (freshwater)
Food & beverage technology.
Conservation of wildlife & habitats.
Sturgeons.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11654243
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Varying Form of Title:Biology
Other authors / contributors:Williot, Patrick, editor.
Nonnotte, Guy, editor.
Vizziano-Cantonnet, Denise, editor.
Chebanov, Mikhail, editor.
ISBN:9783319616643
3319616641
3319616625
9783319616629
9783319616629
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Notes:Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 11, 2018).
Summary:The biology of the Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii Brandt 1869, has become a very attractive subject of investigation for biologists since the 1980s. This volume 1 is part of a two-volume set devoted to the species, the second of which focuses on farming. The present volume is divided into three parts: Biology and ecology, Biology and physiology of reproduction, and Ecophysiology, i.e. adaptation to the environment. The first part addresses a broad range of topics, such as: the ecology, including a new approach to species-specificity, a new insight on the mineralization of vertebral elements, two approaches to sex determination, transposable elements in the gonads, early ontogeny, olfaction and gustation, nutrition and swimming. The second part includes neurochemical and anatomical descriptions of the central nervous system and an updated version of the oogenesis, the characteristics of both sperm and spermatozoa, and a synthesis on gonadal steroids (synthesis, plasmatic levels and biological activities). In turn, the third part reveals how the physiology of the species changes depending on environmental factors such as oxygen, ammonia, and nitrite. Some fundamental consequences of ammonia are developed (sublethal and lethal levels, effects on gill epithelium and haematology, acid-base balance, on AA and adenyl nucleotides levels in plasma, brain and muscle tissue). In addition, the book includes two methodological chapters dealing with fish dorsal aortic cannulation and respiration physiology.
Other form:Printed edition: 9783319616629
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-61664-3