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Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction - Julian Lombardi

Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1998
ISBN: 9780792383369
Number Of Pages: 469

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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.

`... 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

Preface
Introduction to Vertebrate Reproductive Biology
Sex and Sexual Differentiation
Modes of Reproduction
Urogenital Structure and Integration
Gametes and Their Production
Reproductive Regulation
Fertilization and Cleavage
Embryogenesis
Ovuliparity and Modes of Embryo Retention
Embryonic Nutrition and Placentation
Postpartum Care of Young
Life Histories
Mating Systems and Reproductive Ecology
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780792383369
ISBN-10: 0792383362
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 469
Published: 30th November 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.88