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Physiology of the Amphibia, Volume II focuses on the various aspects of amphibian reproduction, both physiological and behavioral, and the interrelationship between these mechanisms and the environment. Organized into five chapters, the book begins with the integrative functions of the amphibian brain. It then describes the cytophysiology of the amphibian adenohypophysis, as well as their reproductive organs and associated sexual structures. It also discusses the physiology of the process of yolk formation, vitellogenesis. The reproductive and courtship patterns and intersexuality among amphibians are also described. This book will be useful to general biologists as a reference source and to students with interests in animal physiology.
Contents of Previous Volume
1. Integrative Functions of the Brain
II. Amphibian Neurophysiology and Its Contribution to the Elucidation of Integrative Function of the Vertebrate Central Nervous System
III. Examples of Integrative Functions of the Amphibian Brain
2. Cytology of the Adenohypophysis
II. The Structure of the Adenohypophysis in Rana temporaria
III. The Morphologic Cell Types in the Adenohypophysis of other Amphibia
IV. The Functional Cell Types
II. Development of the Reproductive Organs
III. The Male
IV. The Female
V. The Pituitary-Gonadal Axis
4. The Physiology of Vitellogenesis
II. Vitellogenesis as a General Process
III. Vitellogenesis in Xenopus laevis
IV. Functional Morphology of Yolk Formation during Oogenesis
V. Fertilization and the Utilization of Yolk Platelets during Embryogenesis
VI. Cellular Action of Estrogens on Vitellogenin Synthesis
5. Reproductive and Courtship Patterns
II. Reproductive Cycles and Breeding Seasons
III. Location of Breeding Site and Formation of Breeding Aggregations
IV. Factors Associated with Mate and Species Recognition
V. Breeding Behavior and Oviposition
VI. Fecundity, Ovum Size, and Reproductive Patterns
VII. Parental Care and Viviparity
VIII. Adaptations of the Egg Stages
IX. Larval Adaptations
X. Ecological and Life History Aspects of Metamorphosis
II. Genetic Constitution and Sex Differentiation
III. Natural Intersexuality
IV. Epigenetic Factors and Intersexuality
V. Experimental Analysis of Intersexuality
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- © Academic Press 1974
- 28th January 1974
- Academic Press
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