Volume 29 2009

Biology, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Sturgeons

ISBN: 978-1-4020-8436-2 (Print) 978-1-4020-8437-9 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Taxonomy and Biogeography

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      Pages 3-23

      The Regression of Sturgeons in Southern Europe

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      Pages 25-49

      Analysis of Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Markers in Old Museum Sturgeons Yield Insights About the Species Existing in Western Europe: A. sturio, A. naccarii and A. oxyrinchus

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      Pages 51-61

      Morphological and Morphometric Characters in Sturgeon Taxonomy and Phylogeny

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      Pages 63-83

      Molecular Markers and the Study of Phylogeny and Genetic Diversity in North American Sturgeons and Paddlefish

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      Pages 85-96

      Forensic Strategies Used for DNA Extraction of Ancient and Degraded Museum Sturgeon Specimens

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      Pages 97-117

      Mechanisms of Polyploid Evolution in Fish: Polyploidy in Sturgeons

  3. Biology and Aquaculture

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      Pages 121-136

      Histological, Histochemical and Ultrastructural Changes in the Digestive Tract of Sturgeon Acipenser naccarii During Early Ontogeny

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      Pages 137-153

      The Developmental Anatomy of the Heart of the Sturgeon Acipenser naccarii

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      Pages 155-174

      Observations on the Brain Development of the Sturgeon Acipenser naccarii

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      Pages 175-185

      Hormonal Induction of Ovulation In Vitro in Sturgeon Fishes

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      Pages 187-204

      Dispermic Androgenesis as a Method for Recovery of Endangered Sturgeon Species

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      Pages 205-214

      Influence of Temperature on the Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.) Ovarian Follicles State

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      Pages 215-234

      On Nutrition and Feeding Studies as the Basis for the Culture of Different Sturgeon Species

  4. Recovery and Conservation

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      Pages 237-245

      Restoration of Adriatic Sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii) in Italy: Situation and Perspectives

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      Pages 247-263

      Acipenser sturio Recovery Research Actions in France

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      Pages 265-273

      Conservation of the Sturgeon Fish in Lower Volga

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      Pages 275-298

      Experience of Conservation of Acipenser naccarii in the Ticino River Park (Northern Italy)

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      Pages 299-319

      Identification of Sturgeon Caviar Using DNA Markers

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      Pages 321-337

      International Trade in Caviar and Business Perspectives in Russia

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      Pages 339-343

      The Ecological Problems of Introduction and Reintroduction of Sturgeons

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