Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 10


Owen P. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Advances in Animal Science and Zoology
BISAC: SCI070000

Chapter One reviews the ninety year period from 1925 to 2015 of working on cingulates cytogenetics, showing the importance of chromosomal analysis for the systematic identification of species and in making decisions about reproductive crosses in captive animals. In Chapter Two, the authors present an overview of the biology, economic impact, behavior, major outbreaks and possible prediction of attacks by the Moroccan locust Dociostaurus maroccanus (Thunberg). The mating strategy of the male desert locust Schistocerca gregaria depends on its capacity to increase their fitness. Chapter Three analyzes the choice made by the male when it has the possibility to choose between a mated or a non-mated female.

Wolbachia is the most commonly occurring endosymbiotic bacteria in insects. Wolbachia selfishly manipulate the reproduction of hosts, resulting in cytoplasmic incompatibility between infected sperm and uninfected egg, and the death of male offspring by infected females. Chapter Four discusses previous Wolbachia studies of scolytine beetles and propose future Wolbachia studies using scolytine beetles, which may further elucidate the evolutionary influences of Wolbachia. Chapter Five provides a brief description of the biological features of the gypsy moth and the current methods of its control.

In South America, the six-banded armadillo is constantly exploited as a source of food, even if biomedical research highlights its importance as natural reservoir hosts for the bacterium that causes leprosy (Mycobacterium leprae). Chapter Six covers the current knowledge on the reproductive aspects of the species, both for male and female, and to point some perspective of studies on assisted reproduction focused on its conservation or multiplication. Chapter Seven describes the anatomy of eight internal organs of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and process them through plastination technique, characterizing and pondering the generation of useful structures for different purposes in field dolphins´ anatomy. Chapter Eight determines the profile of social alliances among bottlenose dolphin groups in northern Gulf of Mexico at Veracruz Sate, Mexico.

Chapter Nine summarizes the main records obtained on the richness and ecology of species and communities of molluscs already recorded in marine ecosystems off the coast of Ceará in the central region of the semiarid coast of northeastern Brazil. Chapter Ten covers the existing literature on the morphology, pathology, distribution, diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal nematodes that cause fatal health problems.



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Cingulata Order Cytogenetics
Hélio Rubens Jacintho Pereira Junior (Environment Engineering, School of Management, Marketing and Communication – ESAMC, Sorocaba, State São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 2. The Moroccan Locust Dociostaurus maroccanus (Thunberg): Biology, Economic Impact and Control
Angel Guerrero, PhD, Mª Milagro Coca-Abia, PhD and Carmen Quero, PhD (Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Modelling, Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Males’ Mating Choices and Guarding Behaviours in the Gregarious Desert Locust Schistocerca Gregaria
Severin Dushimirimana, David Damiens and Thierry Hance (Biodiversity Research Centre, Earth & Life Institute, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

Chapter 4. Ambrosia and Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) as New Model Organisms for Wolbachia Study
Yuuki Kawasaki (Office of Research Development and Sponsored Project, Keio University, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 5. Current Methods of Gypsy Moth Control and Perspectives of Using DNA Insecticides Topically and Through Feeding
Palmah M. Nyadar, Niyara R. Talipova, Kateryna V. Laikova and Volodymyr V. Oberemok (Department of Biochemistry, Taurida Academy of V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Simferopol, Crimea, and others)

Chapter 6. Reproductive Aspects of the Six-Banded Armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus Linnaeus, 1758)
Alexandre Rodrigues Silva, Lívia Batista Campos and Patrícia Cunha Sousa (Laboratory of Animal Germplasm Conservation (LCGA), Federal Rural University Of The Semi-Arid (UFERSA); Mossoró, RN, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Anatomical Description of Eight Internal Plastinated Organs of Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Roberto Moreno Colín, Gabriela Sánchez Fabila, María Dolores Contreras Villanueva, Arturo Romero Tenorio, Alberto Delgado Estrella, Raúl Torres Salcedo, Mario Cárdenas León, Hugo de Jesús Castro Cortes, Felipe Correa Sánchez, Sandra Fabiola Arias Balderas and Raúl Rivera Velázquez (Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory and Science Education in Animal Morphophisiology, Faculty of Higher Studies Iztacala, UNAM México, and others)

Chapter 8. Understanding Bottlenose Dolphins’ (Tursiops truncatus) Alliances in Northern Veracruz, Mexico
Arturo Serrano1,PhD, Porfirio Carrillo-Castilla, PhD, Leticia García-Hernández, Celina Naval-Ávila, PhD, Liliana Cuervo-López, Agustín Basañez-Muñoz, MSc, Eduardo Zarza-Meza, PhD and Ascención Capistrán-Barradas (Laboratorio de Mamíferos Marinos, Universidad Veracruzana, Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 9. Ecology of Mollusc Communities in Marine Environments: Central Region of the Semiarid Coast of Brazil
Cristina de A. Rocha-Barreira, Kcrishna V. de S. Barros, Helena Matthews-Cascon, Liana R. Queiroz, Aline F. da Silva and Cristiane X. Barroso (Zoobenthos Laboratory, Federal University of Ceará. Fortaleza-Ceará, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 10. Specific Nematodes Parasites of Ostriches and Rhea
Josiana Gomes de Andrade, Clóvis de Paula Santos and Renato Augusto DaMatta (State University of Northern Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)



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