Book Volume 219 2012

Ancient Animals, New Challenges

Developments in Sponge Research

ISBN: 978-94-007-4687-9 (Print) 978-94-007-4688-6 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VI

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    Pages 1-2

    Preface: Sponge research developments

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    Pages 3-10

    No longer Demospongiae: Homoscleromorpha formal nomination as a fourth class of Porifera

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    Pages 11-20

    Molecular phylogeny of glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida): increased taxon sampling and inclusion of the mitochondrial protein-coding gene, cytochrome oxidase subunit I

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    Pages 21-41

    Phylogenetic reconstruction of Polymastiidae (Demospongiae: Hadromerida) based on morphology

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    Pages 43-47

    First evidence of miniature transposable elements in sponges (Porifera)

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    Pages 49-59

    The mitochondrial genome of stygobitic sponge Eunapius subterraneus: mtDNA is highly conserved in freshwater sponges

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    Pages 61-69

    The complete mitochondrial genome of the verongid sponge Aplysina cauliformis: implications for DNA barcoding in demosponges

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    Pages 71-84

    Genetic structure and differentiation at a short-time scale of the introduced calcarean sponge Paraleucilla magna to the western Mediterranean

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    Pages 85-99

    Relationship between genetic, chemical, and bacterial diversity in the Atlanto-Mediterranean bath sponge Spongia lamella

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    Pages 101-106

    First evaluation of mitochondrial DNA as a marker for phylogeographic studies of Calcarea: a case study from Leucetta chagosensis

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    Pages 107-125

    Diversity patterns and zoogeography of the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean shallow-water sponge fauna

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    Pages 127-142

    Living on the edge: the sponge fauna of Australia’s southwestern and northwestern deep continental margin

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    Pages 143-161

    Sponge gardens of Ningaloo Reef (Carnarvon Shelf, Western Australia) are biodiversity hotspots

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    Pages 163-177

    Role of deep sponge grounds in the Mediterranean Sea: a case study in southern Italy

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    Pages 179-190

    Mangrove and coral reef sponge faunas: untold stories about shallow water Porifera in the Caribbean

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    Pages 191-203

    Qualitative variation in colour morphotypes of Ianthella basta (Porifera: Verongida)

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    Pages 205-217

    Phenotypic variability in the Caribbean Orange Icing sponge Mycale laevis (Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida)

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    Pages 219-226

    Growth and regeneration of the elephant ear sponge Ianthella basta (Porifera)

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    Pages 227-235

    The marine sponge Ianthella basta can recover from stress-induced tissue regression

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    Pages 237-250

    Nutrient utilisation by shallow water temperate sponges in New Zealand

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