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Reproductive Biology of Bats - Elizabeth G. Crichton

Reproductive Biology of Bats

By: Elizabeth G. Crichton (Editor), Philip H. Krutzsch (Editor)

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The Reproductive Biology of Bats presents the first comprehensive, in-depth review of the current knowledge and supporting literature concerning the behavior, anatomy, physiology and reproductive strategies of bats. These mammals, which occur world-wide and comprise a vast assemblage of species, have evolved unique and successful reproductive strategies through varied anatomical and physiological specialization. These are accompanied by individual and/or group behavioral interactions, usually in response to environmental mechanisms essential to their reproductive success.

Key Features
* Is the first book devoted to the reproductive biology of bats
* Contains in-depth reviews of the literature concerned with bat reproduction
* Contributors are widely recognized specialists
* Provides a powerful database for future research

Endocrinology of reproduction in bats : central control / Edythe L.P. Anthony -- Endocrine regulation of reproduction in bats : the role of circulating gonadal hormones / Len Martin, Ric T.F. Bernard -- Peripheral endocrines in bat reproduction / Gary G. Kwiecinski, David A. Damassa -- Anatomy, physiology and cyclicity of the male reproductive tract / P.H. Krutzsch -- Anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive tract / John J. Rasweiler IV, Nilima K. Badwaik -- Pregnancy / N.K. Badwaik, J.J. Rasweiler IV -- Sperm storage and fertilization / E.G. Crichton --Bat mating systems / Gary F. McCracken, Gerald S. Wilkinson -- Life-history and reproductive strategies of bats / Paul A. Racey, Abigail C. Entwistle -- Parental care and postnatal growth in the Chiroptera / Thomas H. Kunz, Wendy R. Hood -- Environmental regulation of reproduction / Paul D. Heideman

ISBN: 9780080540535
ISBN-10: 0080540538
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 12th June 2000