Insect Accessory Reproductive Structures: Function, Structure, and Development

Insect Accessory Reproductive Structures: Function, Structure, and Development

by M.S. Kaulenas

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642840821
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Series: Zoophysiology , #31
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 The Reproductive Efferent Duct Systems and Associated Structures. Development and Genetic Control of Differentiation.- 2.1 Origin of the Germ Cells and Associated Cells and Tissues.- 2.2 Differentiation of the Efferent Duct System and Associated Structures.- 2.2.1 The Male System.- 2.2.2 The Female System.- 2.3 Genetic Control of Sexual Differentiation.- 2.3.1 Daughterless.- 2.3.2 Sex Determination: Measurement of the X: A Ratio.- 2.3.3 Sex Lethal.- 2.3.4 Genes Controlling Somatic Sexual Differentiation.- 2.3.5 Dosage Compensation.- 3 Structure and Function of the Female Accessory Reproductive Systems.- 3.1 General Overview.- 3.2 Accessory Systems Associated with the Ovary.- 3.2.1 Follicle Cells: General Observations.- 3.2.2 Yolk Protein Synthesis by Follicle Cells.- 3.2.3 The Vitelline Membrane.- 3.2.4 The Chorion.- 3.2.5 Other Synthetic Activities of Follicle Cells.- 3.2.6 Nurse Cells and Trophocytes.- 3.3 Duct-Associated Structures.- 3.4 The Ectadenia.- 3.4.1 Spermatheca and Spermathecal Accessory Glands.- 3.4.2 Other Accessory Glands.- 3.5 Fat Body.- 3.5.1 General Description.- 3.5.2 Development.- 3.5.3 Vitellogenesis.- 4 Structure and Function of the Male Accessory Reproductive Systems.- 4.1 Accessory Systems Associated with the Testis.- 4.2 Structures Associated with the Vasa Deferentia and the Seminal Vesicles.- 4.3 Male Accessory Glands and Ejaculatory Duct-Associated Structures.- 4.3.1 Orthoptera.- 4.3.2 Lepidoptera.- 4.3.3 Coleoptera.- 4.3.4 Diptera.- 5 Concluding Remarks.- References.- Subject and Species Index.

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