Contents Preface to the Progress Series; Preface to Volume IX, Part A; Contributors; Porifera, N. Boury–Esnault and B.G.M. Jamieson; Cnidaria and Ctenophora, Peter L. Harrison and B.G.M. Jamieson; Platyhelminthes, Nikki A. Watson; Nemertea, Åke Franzén and Björn A. Afzelius; Rotifera, Giulio Melone and Marco Ferraguti; Gastrotricha, Maria Balsamo, Elena Fregni and Marco Ferraguti, Kinorhyncha, Andréy V. Adrianov and Vladimir V. Malakhov; Nematomorpha, Roberto Valvassori, Magda de Eguileor, Annalisa Grimaldi and Giulio Lanzavecchia; Acanthocephala, Marcella Carcupino and Bahram S. Dezfuli; Subject Index; Species Index.
Cnidaria and Ctenophora (P. Harrison & B. Jamieson).
Platyhelminthes (N. Watson).
Nemertea (?. Franzen & B. Afzelius).
Rotifera (G. Melone & M. Ferraguti).
Gastrotricha (M. Balsamo, et al.).
Kinorhyncha (A. Adrianov & V. Malakhov).
Nematomorpha (R. Valvassori, et al.).
Acanthocephala M. Carcupino & B. Dezfuli).
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.
BARRIE JAMIESON is Professor of Zoology at the Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland. He holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, England, and a D.Sc. from the University of Queensland. In 1990 he was awarded the Clarke Medal for Research in Natural Sciences, an honour shared with Thomas Henry Huxley. His chief field of research is spermatozoal ultrastructure and its relevance to phylogeny but he is also an authority on the taxonomy of earthworms and has published on bioluminescence, trematode taxonomy and life cycles, and DNA–based phylogenetics. He has published nearly 200 scientific papers and is the author, coauthor or editor of nine books.