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Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction


By: Julian Lombardi

469 pages, Illus

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #93280 | ISBN: 0792383362
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Textbook covering major topics in the reproductive biology of vertebrates, from sexuality and gametogenesis to reproductive ecology and life history tactics. Draws heavily on recent reviews and papers while placing topics in a historical context and conceptual framework.

'... 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


1. Introduction to Vertebrate Reproductive Biology. 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.

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