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Reproduction of Amphibians

Maria Oielska

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CRC Press
18 September 2018
Developmental biology; Zoology & animal sciences
This book deals with reproduction of Amphibians belonging to three extant orders: Caecilians, Salamanders, Frogs and Toads. Separate chapters have been written for males and females; the chapters describe gonad structure and development, gametogenesis, urogenital connections, and reproductive tracts. The authors have provided a synthesis of the literature data and results of their own studies. The text is illustrated with original schemes and photographs and focuses on anatomy, histology, cytology, and molecular mechanisms that regulate gametogenesis and reproductive cycles. The first chapter is devoted to the origin of somatic and germ cells during formation of undifferentiated gonads. The last chapter deals with embryonic and postembryonic development, direct development, neoteny, and modifications of gametogenesis and meiosis in hybrids and polyploids (hybridogenesis and gynogenesis). The book will interest all reproductive biologists and biologists working on amphibians.
By:   Maria Oielska
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   612g
ISBN:   9781138117716
ISBN 10:   1138117714
Series:   Biological Systems in Vertebrates
Pages:   436
Publication Date:   18 September 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
The Undifferentiated Amphibian Gonad Formation of gonads in amphibians Spermatogeneiss and Male Reproductive System in Amphibia Anura Structure of testis in Anura Sperm collecting ducts and urogenital connections Spermatogenesis in Anura Regulation of spermatogenesis in Anura Spermatogenesis and Male Reproductive System in Amphibia Urodela Structure of testis in Urodela Urogenital connections Spermatogenesis in Urodela Spermatogenesis and Male Reproductive System in Amphibia Gymnophiona Introduction Structure of testis in Gymnophiona Urogenital connections Spermatogenesis in Gymnophiona Age of sexual maturity Hormonal control of spermatogenesis Oogenesis and Female Reproductive System in Amphibia Anura Structure of ovaries in Anura Female reproductive tract Oogenesis in Anura Regulation of oogenesis in Anura Oogenesis and Female Reproductive System in Amphibia Urodela Structure of ovary in Urodela Female reproductive tract Oogenesis Postovulatory ovary Atretic follicles Oogenesis and Female Reproductive System in Amphibia Gymnophiona Structure of ovaries in Gymnophiona Female reproductive tract in Gymnophiona Oogenesis in Gymnophiona Hormonal control of reproduction Development and Reproduction of Amphibian Species, Hybrids, and Polyploids Early devlopment Postembryonic development Direct development Reproduction of larvae (neoteny) Hybridization Polyploidy Reproduction of hybrids and allopolyploids Hybridogenesis Development and viability of hybrid progeny

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