Nudibranchs and Related Molluscs
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Robert Burn
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-01 - Publisher: Museum Victoria

Nudibranchs, the ‘butterflies of the sea’, belong to a group that includes bubble shells, sea hares, side-gilled slugs, sap-sucking slugs and sea butterflies (pteropods). This group includes some of the most beautiful, colourful and delicate of all marine creatures. More than 400 species of nudibranchs occur in south-eastern Australia. This
Language: en
Pages: 387
Authors: Guido Cimino, Margherita Gavagnin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-02-03 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This is the first book on molluscs as sources for pharmaceutical drugs. Marine molluscs are very promising candidates for a wide range of biotechnological applications. For example, they possess analgesic drugs more potent than morphine and very effective anticancer agents. International experts provide coverage of the most stimulating topics related
Biology and Evolution of the Mollusca, Volume 1
Language: en
Pages: 900
Authors: Winston Frank Ponder, David R. Lindberg, Juliet Mary Ponder
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-18 - Publisher: CRC Press

Molluscs comprise the second largest phylum of animals (after arthropods), occurring in virtually all habitats. Some are commercially important, a few are pests and some carry diseases, while many non-marine molluscs are threatened by human impacts which have resulted in more extinctions than all tetrapod vertebrates combined. This book and
Chemical Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Melany P. Puglisi, Mikel A. Becerro
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-30 - Publisher: CRC Press

During the past 20 years, marine chemical ecology has emerged as a respected field of study providing a better understanding of the role natural products play in organisms and their environments. Ample data in this book advocates the conservation of marine environments for future drug discovery efforts while sustaining their
Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources
Language: en
Pages: 693
Authors: Corrado Tringali
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-02 - Publisher: CRC Press

Interest in obtaining biologically active compounds from natural sources has recently spiked due to their low toxicity, complete biodegradability, availability from renewable sources, and in most cases, low cost. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources: Isolation, Characterization, and Biological Properties covers general methods and main topics in