By Sara Ostlund-Nilsson, Ian Mayer, Felicity Anne Huntingford
Highlighting the starting to be significance of the sticklebacks as a version species in rising fields resembling molecular genetics, genomics, and environmental toxicology, Biology of the Three-Spined Stickleback examines information from researchers who use reports of the stickleback to deal with a variety of organic concerns. This state of the art quantity is the 1st complete assessment of the organic learn in this vital fish in additional than a decade. The e-book offers present wisdom at the geographic and genetic version of the ever-present three-spined stickleback and explores the opportunity of any subdivision inside of at present famous stickleback species. It offers a precis of significant new molecular instruments to be had, and the way those instruments can be utilized to review the genetic structure and molecular foundation of evolutionary swap in numerous stickleback populations world wide. The ebook additionally lays out their body structure, ancient components, geographic distribution, and describes the positive factors in their biology that appear to advertise speedy speciation. It covers reproductive habit in chronological order, and the mechanisms and choice pressures in the back of the actions that sticklebacks practice in the course of the varied levels of the breeding season. jam-packed with state-of-the-art information, the ebook discusses the umwelt of the three-spine stickleback, with specific connection with how that global interacts with and shapes intraspecific verbal exchange throughout the breeding season. It covers advancements in stickleback reproductive body structure from 1991 onward and summarizes reports played — typically in the fields of behavioral ecology and body structure — on the various less-studied stickleback species. The e-book touches at the biology, specifically the behavioral ecology, of the 15-spined stickleback. Emphasizing the significance of the sticklebacks to a number of disciplines, this ebook provides details that's either vast and authoritative.
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