Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 2

1st Edition

Amphibians

Editors: David Norris Kristin Lopez
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123749314
eBook ISBN: 9780080958088
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th September 2010
Page Count: 240
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Table of Contents

1. Sex Determination and Sexual Differentiation in Amphibians

Stéphane Flament, Dominique Chardard, Amand Chesnel, and Hélène Dumond

2. Neuroendocrine Control of Reproduction in Amphibians

Pei-San Tsai

3. Testicular Structure and Control of Sperm Development in Amphibians

Catherine R. Propper

4. Hormones and Female Reproductive System of Amphbians

Mari Carmen Uribe

5. Hormones, Sex Accessory Structures and Secondary Sexual Characters in Amphibians

David M. Sever and Nancy L. Staub

6. Stress and Reproduction in Amphibians

James A. Carr

7. Maternal Adaptations to Reproductive Modes in Amphibians

Hartmut Greven

8. Hormones and Reproductive Behavior in Amphibians

Sarah K. Woodley

9. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Anuran Amphibians

Rakesh K. Rastogi, Claudia Pinelli, Gianluca Polese, Biagio D’Aniello, and Gabriella Chieffi-Baccari

10. Hormones and Reproductive Patterns in Urodele and Gymnophionid Amphibians.

David O. Norris

11. Endocrine Disruption of Amphibian Reproduction

David O. Norris and Elena M. Lopez


Description

This series of volumes represents a comprehensive and integrated treatment of reproduction in vertebrates from fishes of all sorts through mammals. It is designed to provide a readable, coordinated description of reproductive basics in each group of vertebrates as well as an introduction to the latest trends in reproductive research and our understanding of reproductive events. Whereas each chapter and each volume is intended to stand alone as a review of that topic or vertebrate group, respectively, the volumes are prepared so as to provide a thorough topical treatment across the vertebrates. Terminology has been standardized across the volumes to reduce confusion where multiple names exist in the literature, and a comprehensive glossary of these terms and their alternative names is provided.

Key Features

  • A complete, essential and up to date reference for research scientists working on vertebrate hormones and reproduction - and on animlals as models in human reproductive research
  • Covers the endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behaviour and anatomy of vertebrate reproduction
  • Structured coverage of the major themes for all five vertebrate groups allows a consistent treatment for all
  • Special chapters elaborate on features specific to individual vertebrate groups and to comparative aspects, similarities and differences between them

Readership

Research and Post-Graduate scientists studying non-human vertebrate physiology, hormones and reproductive biology. Animal Scientists Reproductive Physiologists using animals as models for human reproductive research Libraries and labs in vertebrate physiology, endocrinology and reproductive biology.


Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080958088
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123749314

About the Editors

David Norris Editor

Dr. David Norris has done research in environmental endocrinology and neuroendocrinology for more than 50 years. Dr. Norris is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of Washington. Dr. Norris has worked in the area of forensic botany with Dr. Jane H. Bock, since 1982, primarily on developing the use of plant cells in the gastrointestinal tract to aid in homicide investigations. Dr. Norris and Dr. Bock have been involved in investigations in numerous states as well as throughout the State of Colorado. Dr. Norris has been certified as an expert witness in this area for the State of Colorado. With Dr. Bock, Dr. Norris also has consulted on other botanical evidence for criminal investigations. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 2014.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Kristin Lopez Editor

Kristin H. Lopez teaches human reproductive biology through the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. With a background in comparative reproduction and endocrinology, she is an editor of the fi ve-volume work Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates (Academic Press, 2011). Her ongoing work with Colorado Diversity Initiative promotes increased access to higher education of underrepresented students in STEM.

Affiliations and Expertise

Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.