The Pearl Oyster

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Paul Southgate, John Lucas
Elsevier, ago. 19, 2011 - 544 páginas
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Contrary to a generally held view that pearls are found by chance in oysters, almost all are now produced from farms. This book is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the biology of pearl oysters, their anatomy, reproduction, genetics, diseases, etc. It considers how they are farmed from spawning and culturing larvae in hatcheries to adults in the ocean; how various environmental factors, including pollution affect them; and how modern techniques are successfully producing large numbers of cultured pearls. This is the ultimate reference source on pearl oysters and the culture of pearls, written and edited by a number of scientists who are world experts in their fields.

•Comprehensive treatment of pearl oyster biology and pearl culture
•Written by the top world authorities
•Highly illustrated and figured
•Of practical relevance to a broad readership, from professional biologists to those involved in the practicalities and practice of pearl production

  

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Índice

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Taxonomy and Phylogeny
37
Chapter 3 Soft Tissue Anatomy Shell Structure and Biomineralization
77
Chapter 4 Feeding and Metabolism
103
Chapter 5 Reproduction Development and Growth
131
Chapter 6 Environmental Influences
187
Chapter 7 Pearl Oyster Culture
231
Chapter 8 Pearl Production
273
Chapter 10 The Pearl Market
357
Chapter 11 Disease and Predation
367
Chapter 12 Population Genetics and Stock Improvement
437
Chapter 13 Economics of Pearl Farming
473
Chapter 14 Environmental Impacts of Pearl Farming
497
Chapter 15 Biofouling
527
Chapter 16 Future Developments
555
Index
567

Chapter 9 Exploitation and Culture of Major Commercial Species
303

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Sobre el autor (2011)

Southgate is at the School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University, Australia.

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