Comparative Reproductive Biology / Edition 1

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Overview

When considering the physiological systems of the body, the degree of species variation within the reproductive system compared to other systems is remarkable. Furthermore, it is essential that researchers, educators, and students alike remain aware of the fundamental comparative differences in the reproductive biology of domestic species. Written by renowned scientists in their respective fields, Comparative Reproductive Biology is a comprehensive reference on the reproductive systems of domestic species. The book offers both broad and specific knowledge in areas that have advanced the field in recent years, including cellular and molecular biology applied to reproduction, transgenic animal production, gender selection, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, cryobiology, animal cloning, and many others. This seminal text includes topics in animal reproduction that are usually only found as part of other animal science books such as anatomy, histology, physiology, radiology, ultrasonogrophy, and others. Comprehensive reference of the reproductive systems of domestic species, Written by a team of top researchers, Richly illustrated throughout, including 12 pages of color images.
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Reviewer: Sherrie Gayle Clark, DVM, MS, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book compares the reproductive physiology and biology of reproductive systems of a variety of species. It describes normal physiology and how it is used in many of the assisted reproductive technologies.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a reference for a vast audience of scientists and students in the field of reproduction that fills in the gaps of other publications. This book succeeds in covering what many other books don't without restating what they have already covered.
Audience: The audience for this book is large and includes graduate students, residents, veterinarians, animal scientists, and other professionals in the field of animal reproduction. This will be an excellent reference for students of any age who are working in the field of animal reproduction.
Features: The book covers a wife variety of topics from developmental biology through anatomy to histology and cellular biology of the reproductive organs. The text is enhanced by the color plates after the histology section, enabling readers to truly understand the physiology and cellular makeup of the tissues with which they will work and use in their assisted reproductive technique such as embryo transfer, IVF, cryopreservation, and nuclear transfer. The only disappointment is the lack of images in the section on pregnancy diagnosis in swine.
Assessment: I will ask students in the veterinary curriculum to read parts of this book to complement other reading assignments, while this will be a cover-to-cover read for my residents as they prepare for their specially board examination in theriogenology. This will rank almost as high as Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition by Senger (Current Conceptions, 2005).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813815541
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Heide Schatten, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is well published in the areas of cytoskeletal regulation in somatic and reproductive cells and on cytoskeletal abnormalities in cells affected by disease, cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology, reproductive biology, developmental biology, microbiology, space biology, and microscopy. A member of the American Society for Cell Biology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Microscopy Society of America, and American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology, she has received numerous awards including grant awards from NSF, NIH, and NASA.

Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, DVM, PhD, Drhc, is Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Medical Illustrator at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is a member of the American, European and World Associations of Veterinary Anatomists and also author of more than 380 publications, including Clinical Anatomy for Small Animal Practitioners (Blackwell, 2002) translated in three languages. During his career of over 50 years, he has been honored by numerous invited presentations, awards, diplomas and certificates of recognition.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Preface     ix
List of Contributors     xi
Developmental Anatomy of Reproductive Organs   Ileana A. Constantinescu     1
Anatomy of Reproductive Organs   Gheorghe M. Constantinescu     5
Male Genital Organs     5
Female Genital Organs     13
The Genital Apparatus in the Carnivore     21
The Genital Apparatus in the Pig     27
The Genital Apparatus in the Ruminant     33
The Genital Apparatus in the Horse     49
Histology, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Reproductive Organs   Heide Schatten     61
Introduction to Histology, Cellular and Molecular Biology   Heide Schatten     61
Overview of Male Reproductive Organs   Cheryl S. Rosenfeld     69
Comparative Histology and Subcellular Structures of Mammalian Spermatogenesis and Spermatozoa   Gaurishankar Manandhar   Peter Sutovsky     81
Overview of Female Reproductive Organs   Cheryl S. Rosenfeld   Heide Schatten     99
Overview of Fertilization   Heide Schatten     111
Color Plate Section
Comparative Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals   Eric M. Walters     117
Transgenic Animals   Yuksel Agca   Anthony W.S. Chan     133
Gender Selection in Mammalian Semen and Preimplantation Embryos   Yuksel Agca   Hongsheng Men     147
Artificial Insemination   Gary Althouse     159
Embryo Transfer and In Vitro Fertilization   John F. Hasler     171
The Comparative Cryobiology of Preimplantation Embryos from Domestic Animals   Steven F. Mullen   John K. Critser     213
Animal Cloning   Liangxue Lai   Randall S. Prather     237
Introduction to Comparative Placentation   Cheryl S. Rosenfeld     263
Comparative Placentation   Bhanu Prakash Telugu   Jonathan A. Green     271
Pregnancy Diagnosis in Domestic Animals   Clifford F. Shipley     321
Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Mare   Clifford F. Shipley     321
Bovine Pregnancy Diagnosis   Herris Maxwell     325
Pregnancy Diagnosis in Swine   Ross P. Cowart     331
Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Ewe   Manoel Tamassia     337
Canine and Feline Pregnancy Diagnosis   Suzanne Whitaker   Richard Meadows     343
Ultrasonography in Small Ruminant Reproduction   Sabine Meinecke-Tillmann   Burkhard Meinecke     349
Index     377
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