Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 3

Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 3


1st Edition - September 24, 2010

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  • Editors: David Norris, Kristin Lopez
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128101889
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080958071

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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


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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Sex Determination in Reptiles

    Daniel A. Warner

    2. Neuroendocrinology of Reptilian Reproductive Behavior

    Michele A. Johnson and Juli Wade

    3. Hormonal Regulation of Testicular Functions in Reptiles

    Sunil Kumar, Brototi Roy, and Umesh Rai

    4. Hormonal Regulation of Ovarian Function in Reptiles

    Susan M. Jones

    5. Hormones and the Sex Ducts and Sex Accessory Structures of Reptiles

    Daniel H. Gist

    6. Pheromones and Reproduction in Reptiles

    José Martín and Pilar López

    7. Stress and Reproduction in Reptiles

    Richard R. Tokarz and Cliff H. Summers

    8. Hormones and Behavior of Reptiles

    Barry Sinervo and Donald B. Miles

    9. Viviparity in Reptiles: Evolution and Reproductive Endocrinology

    Lori C. Albergotti and Louis J. Guillette Jr.

    10. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Turtles

    Gaëlle Blanvillain, David Wm. Owens, and Gerald Kuchling

    11. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Crocodilians

    Matthew R. Milnes

    12. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Lizards

    Matthew B. Lovern

    13. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Snakes

    Emily N. Taylor and Dale F. DeNardo

    14. Actions of Endocrine Disrupting Contaminants in Reptiles

    Ashley S. P. Boggs, Nicole L. Botteri, Heather J. Hamlin and Louis J. Guillette Jr.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2010
  • Published: September 24, 2010
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128101889
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080958071

About the Editors

David Norris

Dr. David Norris is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado. He obtained his BS from the Baldwin-Wallace University and his PhD from the University of Washington. His broad research areas include environmental endocrinology and forensic botany. In the area of environmental endocrinology, his studies have focused on the neuroendocrine control of thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive functions with special interest in the role of environmental factors that alter the activities of these neuroendocrine systems. In the area of forensic botany, he specializes in the identification of food plants in stomachs of modern humans with respect to determining time of death.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Kristin Lopez

Dr. Kristin Lopez obtained both her MA and PhD at the University of Colorado and is now Associate Director of the Colorado Diversity Initiative. Her research focuses on morphological and physiological aspects of vertebrate reproduction and development. Her studies use histological, immunocytochemical, and microsurgical methods to examine sex differentiation in nonmammalian vertebrates (reptiles and amphibians).

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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