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NTI/Sales Copy The interdisciplinary field of marine chemical ecology is an expanding and dynamic science. The first comprehensive resource on the subject, this book provides cellular, physiological, organismal, evolutionary, and applied perspectives and creates a high-resolution snapshot of the field at the start of the 21st century. It includes up-to-date subject reviews by experts. An introductory section discusses distribution, biosynthesis, and evolution of secondary metabolites. Fully detailed with figures, tables, and chemical structural diagrams, it also provides broad coverage of microscopic and macroscopic chemical ecological phenomena and applied aspects of the field.