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    editors, Nico J. Smit, Niel L. Bruce and Kerry A. Hadfield.
    Summary: This book offers the first comprehensive review of parasitic Crustacea, which are among the most successful and diverse parasites. Starting with an introductory chapter, followed by an historic overview and topic-specific chapters, each presenting a different aspect of parasitic crustacean biology, it enables readers to gain a better understanding of how these parasites function and allows direct comparisons between the different parasitic crustacean groups. The authors also discuss, in depth, the adaptations and interactions that have made parasitic Crustacea as successful as they are today, covering topics ranging from the history of their discovery, their biodiversity, phylogeny, evolution and life strategies to their role as vectors, or hosts of other organisms, and their significance in ecological processes. Consisting of ten chapters from leading international experts in the field, this volume offers a one-stop resource for all researchers, lecturers, students and practitioners.

    Contents:
    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. History of Discovery of Parasitic Crustacea
    Chapter 3. Biodiversity and Taxonomy of the Parasitic Crustacea
    Chapter 4. Adaptations and Types of Crustacean Symbiotic Associations
    Chapter 5. Life Cycle and Life History Strategies of Parasitic Crustacea
    Chapter 6. Effects of Parasitic Crustacea on Hosts
    Chapter 7. Parasitic Crustacea as Vectors
    Chapter 8. Hypersymbionts and Hyperparasites of Parasitic Crustacea
    Chapter 9. Unravelling the Evolutions of the Rhizocephala: A Case study for Molecular Based Phylogeny in the Parasitic Crustacea
    Chapter 10. The Ecological Significance of Parasitic Crustaceans.
    Digital Access Springer 2019