Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VI


This supplement contains reports on male reproduction; ovarian function including follicular development and oocyte-cumulus cell function; neuroendocrinology; corpus luteum function; reproductive management; reproductive function of deer, buffalo, yaks and camelids; embryo technologies; embryo gene expression; fetal-maternal interactions and fetal development.

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This supplement contains reports on male reproduction; ovarian function including follicular development and oocyte-cumulus cell function; neuroendocrinology; corpus luteum function; reproductive management; reproductive function of deer, buffalo, yaks and camelids; embryo technologies; embryo gene expression; fetal-maternal interactions and fetal development.

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Nottingham University Press has gained international recognition as a publisher of high quality scientific and technical books in the fields of agriculture and food, law, medicine, education, veterinary, meat inspection, equine science, and animal science. J. L. Jeungel has edited the Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology journal. J. F. Murray is a senior lecturer in human and cellular psysiology at the University of Westminster–London. M. F. Smith is a professor of reproductive physiology in the animal science department at the University of Missouri who has published more than 30 scientific articles and studies.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Pionneer Awards viii

Nuclear organization of the protamine locus RP Martins SA Krawetz 1

Male Reproduction Chairperson: J Smith

Seminal plasma effects on sperm handling and female fertility WMC Maxwell SP de Graff R El-Hajj Ghaoui G Evans 13

In vitro evaluation of sperm quality related to in vivo function and fertility H Rodriguez-Martinez AD Barth 39

Ovarian Function Chairperson: K Inskeep

Control of ovarian follicular development to the gonadotrophin-dependent phase: a 2006 perspective KP McNatty K Reader P Smith DA Health JL Juengel 55

Control of ovarian follicular and corpus luteum development for the synchronization of ovulation in cattle WW Thatcher JEP Santos 69

Neuroendocrinology Chairperson: T Nett

Novel concepts about normal sexual differentiation of reproductive neuroendocrine function and the developmental origins of female reproductive dysfunction: the sheep model DL Foster LM Jackson V. Padmanabhan 83

Immunological influences on reproductive neuroendocrinology GK Barrell 109

Nutritional inputs into the reproductive neuroendocrine control system - a multidimensional perspective D Blache LM Chagas GB Martin 123

Gametes and Fertilisation Chairperson: C Wathes

Development of the dominant follicle: mechanisms of selection and maintenance of oocyte quality R Webb BK Campbell 141

Pregnancy rates in cattle with cryopreserved sexed spermatozoa: effects of laser intensity, staining conditions and catalase JL Schenk GE Seidel, Jr 165

The Eric Lamming Memorial Session Chairperson: A McNeilly

Metabolism of the bovine cumulus-oocyte complex and influence on subsequent developmental competence JG Thompson MLane RB Gilchrist 179

The Eric Lamming Memorial Lecture: Judge, jury and executioner: the auto-regulation of luteal function GD Niswender TL Davis RJ Griffith RL Bogan K Monser RC Bott JE Bruemmer TM Nett 191

Reproductive Management Chairperson: C Burke

Socio-sexual signalling and gonadal function: Opportunities for reproductive management in domestic ruminants R Ungerfeld 207

Technologies for fixed-time artificial insemination and their influence on reproductive performance of Bos indicus cattle GA Bo L Cutaia LC Peres D Pincinato D Marana PS Baruselli 223

Fertility in high-producing dairy cows: Reasons for decline and corrective strategies for sustainable improvement MC Lucy 237

Deer and Buffalo Reproduction Chairperson: G Martin

Gestation length in red deer: genetically determined or environmentally controlled? GW Asher 255

Reproductive endocrinology and biotechnology applications among buffaloes ML Madan BS Prakash 261

Yak and Camelid Reproduction Chairperson: T Parkinson

The challenges and progress in the management of reproduction in yaks SJ Yu 283

Current knowledge and future challenges in camelid reproduction A Tibary A Anouassi A Sghiri H Khatir 297

Embryo Technologies Chairperson: T Nagai

State-of-the-art embryo technologies in cattle P Lonergan 315

Nuclear reprogramming by somatic cell nuclear transfer - the cattle story XC Tian SL Smith SQ Zhang C Kubota C Curchoe F Xue L Yang F Du L-Y Sung X Yang 327

Embryo Gene Expression Chairperson: P Pfeffer

Gene expression analysis of single preimplantation bovine embryos and the consequence for developmental potential NT Ruddock-D'Cruz VJ Hall RT Tecirlioglu AJ French 341

Gene expression in elongating and gastrulating embryos from ruminants I Hue SA Degrelle E Champion J-P Renard 365

Fetal-Maternal Interactions Chairperson: M Smith

Fetal-maternal interactions during the establishment of pregnancy in ruminants TE Spencer GA Johnson FW Bazer RC Burghardt 379

The effects of maternal nutrition around the time of conception on the health of the offspring MH Oliver AL Jaquiery FH Bloomfield JE Harding 397

Fetal Development Chairperson: M Day

Flock differences in the impact of maternal dietary restriction on offspring growth and glucose tolerance in female offspring BE Burt BW Hess PW Nathanielsz SP Ford 411

The developmental origins of health and disease: current theories and epigenetic mechanisms KD Sinclair RG Lea WD Rees LE Young 425

Posters 445

Subject index 577

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