A catalogue of selected species of living oysters (Ostreacea) of the world / Melbourne R. Carriker and Patrick M. Gaffney -- General anatomy / Albert F. Eble and Robert Scro -- The shell and ligament / Melbourne R. Carriker -- Adductor and mantle musculature / Carol M. Morrison -- Mechanisms and physiology of larval and adult feeding / Roger I.E. Newell and Christopher J. Langdon -- Digestion and nutrition in larvae and adults / Christopher J. Langdon and Roger I.E. Newell -- The circulatory system / Albert F. Eble -- Hemocytes: forms and functions / Thomas C. Cheng -- Reproductive processes and early development / Raymond J. Thompson, Roger I.E. Newell, Victor S. Kennedy, and Roger Mann -- Biology of larvae and spat / Victor S. Kennedy -- Biochemical and population genetics / Patrick M. Gaffney -- Chromosomes, biology, and breeding / A. Crosby Longwell and S.S. Stiles -- Natural environmental factors / Sandra E. Shumway -- Environmental factors: response to metals / G. Roesijadi -- The bioaccumulation and biological effects of lipophilic organic contaminants / Judith McDowell Capuzzo -- Predators, pests, and competitors / Marie E. White and Elizabeth A. Wilson -- Diseases and defense mechanisms / Susan E. Ford and M.R. Tripp -- Culture: genetic improvement / Gary Newkirk -- Culture: application / Michael Castagna, Mary C. Gibbons, and Kenneth Kurkowski -- Transfers and world-wide introductions / James T. Carlton and Roger Mann -- Management of natural populations / Clyde L. MacKenzie, Jr.