The pearl oyster / edited by Paul C. Southgate, John S. Lucas.

Contributor(s): Southgate, Paul C | Lucas, John S, 1940-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier Science, ©2008Description: xiii, 574 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780444529763.Subject(s): PEARL OYSTERS | PEARL CULTURE | AQUACULTURE | BIOLOGY | QUALITY | SITE FACTORS | EQUIPMENT | FARMING | MARKETING | HARVESTING | GRAFTING | OYSTERSHoldings: GRETA POINT: 639.412 PEA
Contents:
1. Introduction / Elisabeth Strack -- 2. Taxonomy and Phylogeny / Katsuhiko T. Wada and Ilya Temkin -- 3. Soft Tissue Anatomy, Shell Structure and Biomineralization / Angelique Fougerouse and Marthe Rousseau and John S. Lucas -- 4. Feeding and Metabolism / John S. Lucas -- 5. Reproduction, Development and Growth / Pedro E. Saucedo and Paul C. Southgate -- 6. Environmental Influences / John S. Lucas -- 7. Pearl Oyster Culture / Paul C. Southgate -- 8. Pearl Production / Joseph Taylor and Elisabeth Strack -- 9. Exploitation and Culture of Major Commercial Species / Paul C. Southgate, Elisabeth Strack, Anthony Hart, Katsuhiko T. Wada, Mario Monteforte, Micheline Carino, Sandra Langy, Cedrik Lo, Hector Acosta-Salmon and Aimin Wang -- 10. The Pearl Market / Richard D. Torrey and Brigitte Sheung -- 11. Disease and Predation / John D. Humphrey -- 12. Population Genetics and Stock Improvement / Katsuhiko T. Wada and Dean R. Jerry -- 13. Economics of Pearl Farming / Clem Tisdell and Bernard Poirine -- 14. Environmental Impacts of Pearl Farming / Wayne A. O'Connor and Scott P. Gifford -- 15. Biofouling / Rocky de Nys and Odette Ison -- 16. Future Developments / Paul C. Southgate and John S. Lucas and Richard D. Torrey -- Index.
Summary: Contrary to a generally held view that pearls are found by chance in oysters, almost all are now produced from farms. This book is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the biology of pearl oysters, their anatomy, reproduction, genetics, diseases, etc. It considers how they are farmed from spawning and culturing larvae in hatcheries to adults in the ocean; how various environmental factors, including pollution affect them; how modern techniques are successfully producing large numbers of cultured pearls. This is the ultimate reference source on pearl oysters and the culture of pearls, written and edited by a number of scientists who are world experts in their fields. Comprehensive treatment of pearl oyster biology and pearl culture. Written by the top world authorities. Highly illustrated and figured. Of practical relevance to a broad readership, from professional biologists to those involved in the practicalities and practice of pearl production.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction / Elisabeth Strack -- 2. Taxonomy and Phylogeny / Katsuhiko T. Wada and Ilya Temkin -- 3. Soft Tissue Anatomy, Shell Structure and Biomineralization / Angelique Fougerouse and Marthe Rousseau and John S. Lucas -- 4. Feeding and Metabolism / John S. Lucas -- 5. Reproduction, Development and Growth / Pedro E. Saucedo and Paul C. Southgate -- 6. Environmental Influences / John S. Lucas -- 7. Pearl Oyster Culture / Paul C. Southgate -- 8. Pearl Production / Joseph Taylor and Elisabeth Strack -- 9. Exploitation and Culture of Major Commercial Species / Paul C. Southgate, Elisabeth Strack, Anthony Hart, Katsuhiko T. Wada, Mario Monteforte, Micheline Carino, Sandra Langy, Cedrik Lo, Hector Acosta-Salmon and Aimin Wang -- 10. The Pearl Market / Richard D. Torrey and Brigitte Sheung -- 11. Disease and Predation / John D. Humphrey -- 12. Population Genetics and Stock Improvement / Katsuhiko T. Wada and Dean R. Jerry -- 13. Economics of Pearl Farming / Clem Tisdell and Bernard Poirine -- 14. Environmental Impacts of Pearl Farming / Wayne A. O'Connor and Scott P. Gifford -- 15. Biofouling / Rocky de Nys and Odette Ison -- 16. Future Developments / Paul C. Southgate and John S. Lucas and Richard D. Torrey -- Index.

Contrary to a generally held view that pearls are found by chance in oysters, almost all are now produced from farms. This book is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the biology of pearl oysters, their anatomy, reproduction, genetics, diseases, etc. It considers how they are farmed from spawning and culturing larvae in hatcheries to adults in the ocean; how various environmental factors, including pollution affect them; how modern techniques are successfully producing large numbers of cultured pearls. This is the ultimate reference source on pearl oysters and the culture of pearls, written and edited by a number of scientists who are world experts in their fields. Comprehensive treatment of pearl oyster biology and pearl culture. Written by the top world authorities. Highly illustrated and figured. Of practical relevance to a broad readership, from professional biologists to those involved in the practicalities and practice of pearl production.

GRETA POINT: 639.412 PEA

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