Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems

Hardcover | January 16, 2016

byAndreas Schmidt-Rhaesa, Steffen Harzsch, Gunter Purschke

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The nervous system is particularly fascinating for many biologists because it controls animal characteristics such as movement, behavior, and coordinated thinking. Invertebrate neurobiology has traditionally been studied in specific model organisms, whilst knowledge of the broad diversity ofnervous system architecture and its evolution among metazoan animals has received less attention. This is the first major reference work in the field for 50 years, bringing together many leading evolutionary neurobiologists to review the most recent research on the structure of invertebrate nervoussystems and provide a comprehensive and authoritative overview for a new generation of researchers.Presented in full colour throughout, Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems synthesizes and illustrates the numerous new findings that have been made possible with light and electron microscopy. These include the recent introduction of new molecular and optical techniques such asimmunohistochemical staining of neuron-specific antigens and fluorescence in-situ-hybridization, combined with visualization by confocal laser scanning microscopy. New approaches to analysing the structure of the nervous system are also included such as micro-computational tomography, cryo-softX-ray tomography, and various 3-D visualization techniques. The book follows a systematic and phylogenetic structure, covering a broad range of taxa, interspersed with chapters focusing on selected topics in nervous system functioning which are presented as research highlights and perspectives.This comprehensive reference work will be an essential companion for graduate students and researchers alike in the fields of metazoan neurobiology, morphology, zoology, phylogeny and evolution.

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The nervous system is particularly fascinating for many biologists because it controls animal characteristics such as movement, behavior, and coordinated thinking. Invertebrate neurobiology has traditionally been studied in specific model organisms, whilst knowledge of the broad diversity ofnervous system architecture and its evolution...

Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa studied biology at the universities in Giessen and Gottingen, Germany, where he received his PhD in 1996, working on the ultrastructure and phylogeny of horsehair worms (Nematomorpha). As postdoc, he worked in Jim Garey's lab at the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and at the University of South Florida in Tampa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pagesPublished:January 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa, Steffen Harzsch and Gunter Purschke: Introduction2. Adrian Horridge: Perspective - How to write an Invertebrate Anatomy Book3. Sally P. Leys and Nathan Farrar: Porifera4. Detlev Arendt: Perspective - Evolution of neural cell types5. Thomas Leitz: Cnidaria6. David K. Simmons and Mark Q. Martindale: Ctenophora7. Andreas Hejnol: Acoelomorpha8. Thomas Stach: Xenoturbella9. Heinrich Reichert and Nadia Riebli: Perspective -The first brain10. Volker Hartenstein: Free living Plathelminthes11. Natalia M. Biserova: Neodermata12. Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa: Gnathostomulida13. Rick Hochberg: Rotifera14. Henrike Semmler Le: Acanthocephala15. Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa and Birgen H. Rothe: Gastrotricha16. Pat Beckers and Jorn van Dohren: Nemertini17. Andreas Wanninger: Kamptozoa (Entoprocta)18. Julia D. Sigwart and Lauren H. Sumner-Rooney: Mollusca: Caudofoveata, Monoplacophora, Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda, Solenogastres19. Andreas Wanninger: Mollusca: Bivalvia20. Elena E. Voronezhskaya and Roger P. Croll: Mollusca: Gastropoda21. Tim Wollesen: Mollusca: Cephalopoda22. Conrad Helm and Christoph Bleidorn: Annelida: Myzostomida23. Alen Kristof and Anastassya S. Maiorova: Annelida: Sipuncula24. Gunter Purschke: Annelida: Basal groups and Pleistoannelida25. Stefan Richter, Thomas Stach and Andreas Wanninger: Perspective - Nervous system development in bilaterian larvae - testing the concept of 'primary larvae'26. Alexander Gruhl: Bryozoa (Ectoprocta)27. Carsten Luter: Brachiopoda28. Elena Temereva: Phoronida29. Ricardo Neves: Cycliophora30. Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa and Birgen Rothe: Cycloneuralia31. Corinna Schulze and Dennis Persson: Tardigrada32. Georg Mayer: Onychophora33. Gerhard Scholtz: Perspective - Heads and Brains in Arthropods: 40 years after the 'endless dispute'34. Jurgen Rybak: Perspective - Brain Atlases for studying neuronal circuitry in arthropods35. Georg Brenneis: Pycnogonida (Pantopoda)36. Barbara Battelle, Andy Sombke and Steffen Harzsch: Xiphosura37. Harald Wolf: Scorpiones38. Steffen Harzsch, Andy Sombke, Elisabeth Lipke, Peter Michalik, Roland Melzer: Arachnida (exkl. Scorpiones)39. Andi Sombke and Jorg Rosenberg: Myriapoda40. Angelika Stollewerk: Perspective - Evolution of neurogenesis in arthropods - open questions and future directions41. D.C. Sandeman, J.L. Benton and B.S. Beltz: Research Spotlight - Adult neurogenesis in the decapod crustacean brain: The immune system supplies neural progenitors42. Martin Stegner and Stephan Richter: Cephalocarida43. Martin Fritsch and Stephan Richter: Maxillopoda and Branchiopoda44. Torben Stemme and Steffen Harzsch: Remipedia45. Manfred Schmidt: Malacostraca46. Wolfgang Stein, Carola Stadele and Carmen R. Smarandache-Wellmann: Perspective - Evolutionary aspects of motor control and coordination: the central pattern generators in the crustacean stomatogastric and swimmeret systems47. Gabriella Wolff and Nicholas J. Strausfeld: Research Spotlight - The brain of Hexapoda48. Silke Sachse and Bill S. Hansson: Research Spotlight - Olfactory coding in Drosophila melanogaster49. Eric Warrant and Uwe Homberg: Research Spotlight - Insect polarisation vision: peripheral and central mechanisms50. Steffen Harzsch, Ivan Perez and Carsten H.G. Muller: Chaetognatha51. Vladimir Mashanov, Olga Zueva, Tamara Rubilar, Lucia Epherra and Jose E. Garcia-Arraras: Echinodermata52. Thomas Stach: Hemichordata53. Lucia Manni and Roberta Pennati: Tunicata54. Thurston Lacalli and Thomas Stach: Acrania55. Thurston Lacalli: Perspective - The Origin of Vertebrate Neural Organization