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Avian Reproduction: From Behavior to Molecules

Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Volume: 1001

By: Tomohiro Sasanami(Editor)

214 pages, 41 colour & 39 b/w photos and illustrations, 70 tables


Hardback | Jul 2017 | #235960 | ISBN-13: 9789811039744
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NHBS Price: £139.99 $185/€159 approx

About this book

Avian Reproduction provides everything from basic knowledge to the recent understandings of avian reproductive physiology, covering many unique aspects. It will inspire avian biologists as well as researchers in varied fields and will offer important steps towards better fertilization success in birds.In spite of the recent remarkable developments in modern technology, a comprehensive understanding of the reproductive mechanisms is still far in the future due to the diverse reproductive tactics in vertebrates. Birds have highly refined reproductive strategies and some of those strategies are unique to birds. However, together with ongoing progress of the genome analysis of birds and the crying need for further increase in meat and egg production, research on avian reproduction is now accelerating and becoming more important.With contributions by leading scientists, Avian Reproduction explains avian primordial germ cells; the sex-determining mechanism; reproductive endocrinology and immunology; sperm, egg, and egg coat; sperm-egg interaction; polyspermic fertilization; seasonal reproduction; social triggers; hormonal and behavioral changes; broodiness; oviductal sperm storage; and biotechnology. Avian Reproduction is recommended for all researchers and students who are interested in birds or reproduction.


Chapter 1. Avian primordial germ cells
Chapter 2. Sex-determining mechanism in avian
Chapter 3. Female reproductive system and immunology
Chapter 4. Development and preservation of avian sperm
Chapter 5. Avian egg and egg coat
Chapter 6. Fertilization 1: Sperm-egg interaction
Chapter 7. Fertilization 2: Polyspermic fertilization
Chapter 8. Molecular and neuroendocrine mechanisms of avian seasonal reproduction
Chapter 9. Hormonal responses to a potential mate in male birds
Chapter 10. Neuroendocrine control of broodiness
Chapter 11. Sperm storage in the female reproductive tract - A conserved reproductive strategy for better fertilization success
Chapter 12. Avian biotechnology

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