Invertebrate Research & Societal Impact
Invertebrate Reproduction & Development (IRD) presents original research on the reproductive and developmental biology of Invertebrates, both embryonic and postembryonic. The following articles have been selected by the Editors to demonstrate the impact that Invertebrate research has on our society.
- Freshwater snails: of relevance to public health as these snails are intermediate hosts for the Schistosoma parasite that infects humans and causes schistosomiasis.
- Pullet carpet shell Venerupis corrugate: is a commercially important clam species that is a popular food in seafood dishes. Culture avoids over exploitation of wild stocks.
- Polydorid pests of farmed oysters and abalone: Shell boring polydorid worms reduce the market value of cultured oysters
- Tiger Shrimp: one of the principal and high value shrimp species in aquaculture. Control of maturation is important for spawning of broodstock to produce new individuals for on growing and removes the dependence on wild post-larvae.
- Cardamom thrips: an insect pest that infests the popular and globally important cardamom spice.
- Austropotamobius pallipes: the white-clawed crayfish is a crayfish species is an endangered crayfish species in Europe. Captive breeding may provide and important conservation measure.
- South African abalone, Haliotis midae: a high value seafood produce. They are over-harvested in the wild and their aquaculture is very important to the South African economy.
- Ucides Cordatus: a species of local commercial species in Brazil. Monitoring of populations is important to avoid overexploitation.
The articles below are free to access exclusively via this page, and will remain free until November 2017.
Bioassays with freshwater snails Biomphalaria sp.: from control of hosts in public health to alternative tools in ecotoxicology
- Volume 61 Issue 1 (2017)
- Eduardo Cyrino Oliveira-Filho, Eliana Nakano, et al.
Relationships between broodstock condition, oocyte quality, and 24 h D-larval survival during the spawning season of the pullet carpet shell Venerupis corrugata (Gmelin, 1791)
- Volume 60 Issue 4 (2016)
- Sandra Joaquim, Domitília Matias, Ana Margarete Matias, et al.
Observations on the composition and larval developmental modes of polydorid pests of farmed oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and abalone (Haliotis midae) in South Africa
- Volume 59 Issue 3 (2015)
- C.A. Simon
Induction of vitellogenesis and reproductive maturation in tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon by 17ß-estradiol and 17α-hydroxyprogesterone: in vivo and in vitro studies
- Volume 59 Issue 3 (2015)
- J. Merlin, D.L. Mohanlal, C.P. Balasubramanian, et al.
Single strain infection of adult and larval cardamom thrips (Sciothrips cardamomi) by Wolbachia subgroup Con belonging to supergroup B in India
- Volume 59 Issue 1 (2015)
- T.K. Jacob, Sharon D′Silva, C.M. Senthil Kumar, et al.
Reproductive performance in captivity of Austropotamobius pallipes in Abruzzi Region (central Italy)
- Volume 58 Issue 2 (2014)
- Riccardo Caprioli, Paola Garozzo, Carla Giansante, et al.
Development of an experimental laboratory fertilization protocol for the South African abalone, Haliotis midae (Linnaeus 1758)
- Volume 58 Issue 1 (2014)
- Adelle Roux, Helet Lambrechts & Rouvay Roodt-Wilding
The population biology of the exploited crab Ucides cordatus (Linnaeus, 1763) in a southeastern Atlantic Coast mangrove area, Brazil
- Volume 58 Issue 4 (2014)
- Tarso Menezes de Macedo Costa, Fabio Bettini Pitombo & Abilio Soares-Gomes