Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction

Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction

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Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction is the only comprehensive textbook covering major topics in the reproductive biology of vertebrates, from sexuality and gametogenesis to reproductive ecology and life history tactics. The work draws heavily on recent reviews and papers while placing topics in a historical context and conceptual framework. In addition, the author provides detailed comparative surveys of each of the major topics discussed.
Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction has been written as a textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level students in biology, zoology, physiology, animal science, and veterinary medicine. The work also serves as an excellent reference for researchers in medical and veterinary schools working in reproductive medicine.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 469 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 26.92mm | 1,880g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XIII, 469 p.
  • 0792383362
  • 9780792383369

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction to Vertebrate Reproductive Biology. 2. Sex and Sexual Differentiation. 3. Modes of Reproduction. 4. Urogenital Structure and Integration. 5. Gametes and Their Production. 6. Reproductive Regulation. 7. Fertilization and Cleavage. 8. Embryogenesis. 9. Ovuliparity and Modes of Embryo Retention. 10. Embryonic Nutrition and Placentation. 11. Postpartum Care of Young. 12. Life Histories. 13. Mating Systems and Reproductive Ecology. References. Index.
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Review quote

`... the chapters are generally authoritative, providing useful overviews of a variety of research topics in vertebrate reproduction. The book is first rate: very broad, readable (including extra explanations provided in many useful footnotes), well illustrated with many useful figures and tables, organized, thorough, clearly written and truly integrative in its coverage of the biology of comparative reproduction. It will work well as a text and as a valuable reference for professionals from a multitude of disciplines.'
American Scientist, September/October 1999
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