Encyclopedia of Reproduction

Encyclopedia of Reproduction

2nd Edition - June 29, 2018

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Michael K. Skinner
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128118993
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128151457

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Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Second Edition, Six Volume Set comprehensively reviews biology and abnormalities, also covering the most common diseases in humans, such as prostate and breast cancer, as well as normal developmental biology, including embryogenesis, gestation, birth and puberty. Each article provides a comprehensive overview of the selected topic to inform a broad spectrum of readers, from advanced undergraduate students, to research professionals. Chapters also explore the latest advances in cloning, stem cells, endocrinology, clinical reproductive medicine and genomics. As reproductive health is a fundamental component of an individual’s overall health status and a central determinant of quality of life, this book provides the most extensive and authoritative reference within the field.

Key Features

  • Provides a one-stop shop for information on reproduction that is not available elsewhere
  • Includes extensive coverage of the full range of topics, from basic, to clinical considerations, including evolutionary advances in molecular, cellular, developmental and clinical sciences
  • Includes multimedia and interactive teaching tools, such as downloadable PowerPoint slides, video content and interactive elements, such as the Virtual Microscope


Students as well as clinicians, researchers and professionals in the field of reproductive medicine seeking specific information on topics outside of their immediate area of expertise. Laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and graduate, departmental and medical school libraries

Table of Contents

  • Volume I: Male Reproduction
    Edited by Bernard Jégou and Michael Skinner
    Testis Cell Biology
    Testis Physiology
    Male Endocrinology
    Male Reproductive Tract
    Male Reproductive Physiology
    Comparative Mammalian Male Reproduction
    Environmental Toxicology

    Volume II: Female Reproduction
    Edited by Tom Spencer and Jodi Flaws
    Ovary Development
    Female Endocrinology
    Female Reproductive Physiology
    Female Reproductive Tract
    Early Pregnancy and Implantation
    Comparative Mammalian Female Reproduction
    Environment and Toxicology
    Mammary Gland

    Volume III: Gametogenesis, Fertilization and Early Development
    Edited by John McCarrey and Wei Yan
    Sexual Development
    Fetal Development
    Germline Epigenetic Inheritance
    Environmental Impacts on Gametogenesis and Embryogenesis

    Volume IVa: Reproductive Medicine Female
    Edited by Carlos Simon Valles and Craig Niederberger
    Evaluation Female Fertility
    Medical Conditions
    Family Planning
    Treatment: Medical
    Treatment: Medical
    Mental health, ethics and the law

    Volume IVb: Reproductive Medicine Male
    Edited by Carlos Simon Valles and Craig Niederberger
    Medical Conditions
    Treatment: Medical
    Treatment: Surgical
    Mental health, ethics and the law
    Male Reproductive Cancer and Disease

    Volume V: Reproductive Medicine Assisted Reproduction
    Edited by Carlos Simon Valles and Craig Niederberger
    Technical Processes
    Semen analysis
    IVF Laboratory
    Genetics and Epigenetics
    Clinical Strategies
    Special Medical Conditions
    Prenatal Screening
    Clinical Follow-up
    The Support Team
    Ethics and the Legislation

    Volume VI: Comparative Reproduction
    Edited by Penny Swanson and Michael Skinner
    Modes of Reproduction
    Development and anatomy of reproductive organs
    Primordial germ cells, Sex Determination and Differentiation
    Gamete Structure
    Oogenesis and Ovulation
    Maternal Reserves
    Spermatogenesis and Spermiogenesis
    Endocrine Control of Reproduction
    Seasonal Reproduction
    Puberty and Metamorphosis related to reproduction
    Pregnancy and Parturition
    Olfaction and Reproduction
    Reproduction, Overview by Phylogeny
    Reproduction, Exotics/Zoo Animals/Wildlife
    Reproduction General, Lab Animals
    Genetics and Epigenetics in Life History and Reproduction
    Energetics/Nutrition in Reproduction
    Reproductive Technology (non-human/non primate)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 3868
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: June 29, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128118993
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128151457

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Michael K. Skinner

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