Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 5

Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 5


1st Edition - September 17, 2010

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  • Editors: David Norris, Kristin Lopez
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123749284
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080958040

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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. Sexual Differentiation of the Mammalian Brain

    Desiree L. Krebs-Kraft and Margaret M. Mc McCarthy

    2. Neuroendocrine Control of Gonadotropins in Mammals

    Toni R. Pak and Wilson C.J. Chung

    3. Endocrine and Paracrine Regulation of Mammalian Spermatogenesis

    Zirkin, B.R., Brown, T.R., Jarow, J.P. and Wright, W.W.

    4. Hormonal Regulation of the Ovary in Mammals

    5. Hormones and Pregnancy in Eutherian Mammals

    Fuller W. Bazer and Thomas E. Spencer

    6. The Comparative Physiology of Parturition in Mammals: Hormones and Parturition in Mammals

    Ross Young, Marilyn B Renfree, Sam Mesiano, Geoff Shaw, Graham Jenkin and Roger Smith

    7. Stress and Reproduction in Mammals

    Lynda Uphouse

    8. Behavioral Neuroendocrinology of Reproduction: Mammals

    Jin Ho Park and Emilie F. Rissman

    9. Pheromones and Reproduction in Mammals

    Aras Petrulis

    10. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Prototherians and Metatherians

    Bronwyn M. McAllan

    11. Hormones and reproductive cycles in rodents

    Karen L. Bales and Caroline M. Hostetler

    12. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Bats

    Amitabh Krishna and Kunwar P. Bhatnagar

    13. Hormones and Reproductive Cycles in Primates

    Wendy Saltzman, Suzette D. Tardif, and Julienne N. Rutherford

    14. Endocrine Disruption of Reproduction in Mammals

    Katherine E. Pelch, Joseph M. Beeman, Bridget A. Niebruegge, Stacey R. Winkeler, and

    Susan C. Nagel

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2010
  • Published: September 17, 2010
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123749284
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080958040

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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