Edited by

  • Paul Wassarman, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

This new volume of Current Topics in Developmental Biology covers the area of gametogenesis, with contributions from an international board of authors. The chapters provide a comprehensive set of reviews covering such topics as germline stem cells, signaling modalities during oogenesis in mammals, and genomic imprinting as a parental effect established in mammalian germ cells.
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Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics


Book information

  • Published: January 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-416024-8

Table of Contents

    1. Cohesin in Gametogenesis
    2. Francois McNicoll, Michelle Stevense and Rolf Jessberger

    3. Genomic Imprinting is a Parental Effect Established in Mammalian Germ Cells
    4. Xiajun Li

    5. The Identity and Fate Decision Control of Spermatogonial Stem Cells: Where is the Point of No Return?
    6. Makoto C. Nagano and Jonathan R. Yeh

    7. Germline Stem Cells
    8. Ji Wu, Huacheng Luo and Hu Wang

    9. LINCing the Nuclear Envelope to Gametogenesis
    10. Martin P. Kracklauer, Jana Link and Manfred Alsheimer

    11. Small RNAs in Germline Development

      Matthew S. Cook and Robert Blelloch
    12. The Control of Meiotic Maturation in Mammalian Oocytes
    13. Janet E Holt, Simon I.R. Lane and Keith T Jones

    14. Signaling Modalities During Oogenesis in Mammals
    15. Lynda, K. McGinnis, S. Darlene Limback, and David F. Albertini

    16. Biogenesis of the Mouse Egg’s Extracellular Coat, the Zona Pellucida
    17. Paul M. Wassarman and Eveline S. Litscher

    18. Molecular Changes During Egg Activation
    19. Amber R. Krauchunas and Mariana F. Wolfner

    20. The Role of the Double Bromodomain-Containing Bet Genes During Mammalian Spermatogenesis
    21. Binyamin D. Berkovits and Debra J. Wolgemuth

    22. DMRT Genes in Vertebrate Gametogenesis
    23. David Zarkower

    24. RanBPM, a Scaffolding Protein for Gametogenesis
    25. Sandrine Puverel and Lino Tessarollo

    26. K+ and Cl- channels and transporters in sperm function

    C.M. Santi, G. Orta, L. Salkoff, P. E. Visconti, A. Darszon, and C. L. Treviño