Presenting comprehensive information on the endocrine regulation of reproduction in select invertebrate groups, this volume examines hormones, growth factors, paracines, and autocrites, with chapters on representative acoelomates, pseudocoelomates, and schizocoelomates.
About the Editors Dr. K.G. Adiyodi, formerly Professor of Reproductive Physiology and Dean, Faculty of Science, Calicut University, Kerala, India and Vice-Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, is now Public Service Commissioner to Government of India, New Delhi. A distinguished invertebrate reproductive biologist, who gave the discipline of invertebrate reproductive biology a global distinctiveness and identity of its own, Dr. K.G. Adiyodi is Founder Secretary of the International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction, Founder-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, and Founder President of the Indian Society of Invertebrate Reproduction. Dr. Rita G. Adiyodi, formerly Rhodes Visiting Fellow, Somerville College, Oxford (1976 78), is Professor of Zoology at Calicut University. She served as President of the Crustacean Reprobiology and Aquaculture Bureau of India and as Vice-President of the Indian Society of Invertebrate Reproduction. Dr. Rita Adiyodi represented India on the International Committee of Comparative Endocrinology. The Adiyodis have worked extensively, over the past three decades, on the endocrinology and physiology of growth and reproduction of arthropods, chiefly crustaceans. Dr. T.S. Adams received his B.A. in zoology from California State University, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in medical entomology from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Adams' research career spans 35 years and has concentrated on the reproductive physiology of Diptera with an emphasis on the regulation of oogenesis and pheromone production.