Advances in Invertebrate (Neuro)Endocrinology

Volume 1: Phyla Other Than Anthropoda
Saber Saleuddin, Angela B. Lange, Ian Orchard

ISBN: 978-1-771-88892-9
Publisher/Imprint: AAP, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Pages: 482
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 1st
© Year: 2020
Publication date: February 2020



About the Book

Advances in Invertebrate (Neuro)Endocrinology (2-volume set) provides an informative series of reviews from expert scientists who are at the forefront of their research into the endocrinology of invertebrates. These two volumes are timely and appropriate in this post-genomic era because of the rapid pace of change brought about by genome projects, functional genomics, and genetics (omics technologies). The volumes show the rich history and strong tradition of cutting-edge research using invertebrates that has opened up our broader understanding of comparative endocrinology and the evolution of regulatory pathways and systems. These reviews set the scene and context for this exciting new era of understanding that has come from this post-genomic revolution.

Volume 1 focuses on phyla other than arthropoda, while volume 2 discusses arthropoda.

This book undertakes the daunting task of covering most of the diverse endocrine systems that exist among invertebrates. The chapters in this book will not only advance our knowledge of invertebrate endocrinology but also of endocrinology in general, making the book valuable to researchers and students.

Key features:

  • Looks at the enormous diversity of species involved and the variety of hormonal pathways

  • covers the diverse endocrine systems that exist among invertebrates

  • makes relevant comparisons of molecular, cellular, and behavioral aspects of invertebrate endocrinology

  • Explores the molecular genetics techniques are now allowing exploitation of these genomes through specific interference with genes, and thereby interference with their phenotypic expression

Table of Contents



1. Cnidarian Peptide Signaling Molecules
Toshio Takahashi

2. Sex-Inducing Substances Breakdown Dormancy in Planarian Postembryonic Reproductive Development
Kiyono Sekii and Kazuya Kobayashi

3. Fine Tuning of Behaviors through Neuropeptide Signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans
William G. Bendena and Ian D. Chin-Sang

4. Annelids Neuro-Endrocrino-Immune Response
Michel Salzet

5. Neuropeptide Signalling in Echinoderms: From “Physiologic Activity of Nerve Extracts” to Neuropeptidomics and Beyond
Maurice R. Elphick

6. Endocrine Control of Gametogenesis and Spawning in Bivalves
Makoto Osada and Toshie Matsumoto

7. Peptidergic Systems in the Pond Snail Lymnaea: From Genes to Hormones and Behavior
Paul R. Benjamin and Ildikó Kemenes

8. A Critical Review of Sex Steroid Hormones and the Induction Mechanisms of Imposex in Gastropod Mollusks
Toshihiro Horiguchi and Yasuhiko Ohta

9. Hormones May Shape Sexual Behavior in Cephalopods
Anna Di Cosmo, Marina Paolucci, and Valeria Maselli

10. Physiological Functions of Gastropod Peptides and Neurotransmitters
Spencer T. Mukai and Fumihiro Morishita

11. Ascidian Neuropeptides and Peptide Hormones
Honoo Satake


About the Authors/Editors


Saber Saleuddin, PhD
University Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Saber Saleuddin, PhD, is a University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology, York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He received his early education in Bangladesh and received his doctorate from the University of Reading in the UK. His studies on biomineralization in molluscs started at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and continued at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, in the laboratory of Karl Wilbur. Though offered a teaching position at Duke University, he accepted a faculty position at York University, where he still teaches. His outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and administration were recognized by York University. He has published extensively in international journals and has co-edited five books on molluscan physiology. He served as co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Zoology for 18 years and was president of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, from whom he received a Distinguished Service Medal.

Angela B. Lange, PhD
Vice-Dean, Faculty, University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Angela B. Lange, PhD, is a world leader in the field of insect neuroendocrinology, with over 175 research publications and numerous invited research talks at international and national conferences. Professor Lange also demonstrates leadership in the research community, being a Council Member of the North American Society of Comparative Endocrinology, the European Society of Comparative Endocrinologists, and the International Federation of Comparative Endocrinology Societies. In addition to her international stature in research, Professor Lange was Chair of the Department of Biology, Acting Vice-Principal and Dean, and is currently Vice-Dean, Faculty, at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. She obtained her BSc and PhD degrees from York University, Canada.

Ian Orchard, DSc, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Biology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ian Orchard, DSc, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus, Biology, of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. An expert in insect neuroendocrinology with over 200 research publications, Professor Orchard has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada since 1980, has chaired the NSERC Animal Physiology Grant Selection Committee, and has presented numerous invited keynote and plenary research talks at international conferences. Professor Orchard served as a Vice President of the University of Toronto and Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga (2002-2010) and Vice President Academic and Provost, University of Waterloo (2014-2017), Canada. He earned a BSc (1972), PhD (1975), and DSc (1988), all from the University of Birmingham, UK.

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