Essentials of Domestic Animal Embryology

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Poul Hyttel
  • Fred Sinowatz
  • Morten Vejlsted
  • Keith Betteridge
  • Key Features

      • Succinct and accessible
      • 300 high-quality colour illustrations
      • Written for undergraduates and invaluable for graduates wishing to brush up

     

    Table of Contents

    CONTENTS
    INTRODUCTION & GENERAL PRINCIPLES

    1 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Morphogenesis
    Cell proliferation: Cell cycle, differentiation, regulation
    Cell demise: Apoptosis
    Cytoskeleton/Extracellular Matrix/Cell-Matrix interactions
    Morphogenesis & Patterning

    2 Comparative Gestation
    Distinctions of the Early Embryo, Embryonic and Fetal Periods of Gestation
    Species Variations Effecting Gestation Length: Companion, Domestic, Wildlife and Laboratory Animals
    Reproductive Cycles: Hormones, Estrous, Organs, Seasonal
    Fecundity: Survival Strategies, Conception Rates

    DIFFERENTIATION OF GERM LAYERS

    3. Gametogenesis
    Mitosis/Meiosis
    Oogenesis
    Spermatogenesis
    Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

    4. Fertilization
    Acrosome Reaction
    Sperm-Zona Pellucida Interactions
    Gamete Fusion
    Blocks to Polyspermy
    Syngamy and Embryo Activation
    Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

    5. Embryo Cleavage and Blastulation
    Polarity, Compaction and Cavitation
    Embryonic Disc, Primitive Streak and Formation of the Bilaminar Embryo
    Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

    6. Gastrulation, Body Folding and Coelom Formation
    Notocord, Neural Tube and Segmentation
    Differentiation of Ectoderm, Mesoderm and Endoderm
    Body Folding, Coelom Formation and Lung Development
    Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

    7. Development of the Peripheral Nervous System
    Spinal Cord and Motor/Sensory Innervation
    Somite Development

    8. Comparative Placentation
    Extraembryonic Membranes: Amnion, Yolk Sac, Allantois, Chorion
    Placental Strategies: Choriovitelline, Chorioallantoic
    Species Variations
    Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

    SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

    9. Development of the Limbs
    Limb Bud Formation
    Apical Ectodermal Ridge
    Development of the Appendicular S

    Details

    No. of pages:
    472
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2010
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders Ltd.
    Print ISBN:
    9780702028991
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702042591

    About the authors

    Poul Hyttel

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Basic Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Fred Sinowatz

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, LMU Munich, Germany

    Morten Vejlsted

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Keith Betteridge

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada