The Reproduction of Vertebrates

The Reproduction of Vertebrates

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Author: Richard Sadleir
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159357

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The Reproduction of Vertebrates describes the vertebrate reproductive systems in an evolutionary sequence and according to taxonomic classes. This book is divided into seven chapters; each chapter tackles a specific vertebrate class. This text specifically considers fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and man. Discussions in each chapter include these species’ evolutionary history, classification, external indications of sex, mating, fertilization, development, endocrinology, breeding seasons, sexual maturation, migration, response to environmental factors, and economic importance. The concluding chapter presents the comparative aspects of reproduction of these vertebrates. This text is of great value to teachers and students who are interested in the vertebrate reproductive system.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    1. Fish

    Evolutionary History

    Classification of Living Fish

    Gonads and Their Ducts

    External Indications of Sex

    Mating and Fertilization

    The Placement of Eggs and Their Parental Care

    Development inside the Female ( Ovoviviparity and Viviparity)

    Endocrinology

    Breeding Seasons

    Sexual Maturation and Frequency of Breeding by Individuals

    Environmental Factors and Fish Breeding

    Migration and Breeding

    Economic Importance of the Study of Fish Reproduction

    2. Amphibians

    Evolutionary History

    Classification

    Gonads and Their Ducts

    External Indications of Sex

    Mating and Fertilization

    Location of Eggs and Their Care after Spawning

    Development inside the Female

    Endocrinology

    Breeding Seasons

    Sexual Maturation and Frequency of Individual Reproduction

    Environmental Factors

    Migration and Breeding

    Hibernation, Aestivation, and Breeding

    3. Reptiles

    Evolutionary History

    Classification

    Gonads and Their Ducts

    External Indications of Sex

    Courtship, Copulation, and Fertilization

    The Cleidoic ( Amniote ) Egg and the Removal of Nitrogenous Wastes

    The Types, Care, and Hatching of Eggs

    Development inside the Female

    Endocrinology

    Breeding Seasons

    Puberty and Frequency of Breeding by the Individual

    Environmental Factors and Breeding

    Migration and Breeding

    Hibernation, Aestivation, and Breeding

    Economic Importance

    4. Birds

    Evolutionary History

    Classification

    Gonads and Their Ducts

    External Indications of Sex

    Territory, Courtship, and Nest Construction

    Copulation and Fertilization

    The Avian Egg

    Egg Laying and Clutch Size

    Incubation and Hatching

    Parental Care and Survival after Hatching

    Endocrinology

    Breeding Seasons

    Age to Sexual Maturity

    Environmental Factors in Breeding

    Migration and Breeding

    Economic Value of Avian Breeding

    5. Mammals

    Evolutionary History

    Classification

    Gonads and Their Ducts

    External Indications of Sex

    The Estrous Cycle

    Copulation and Fertilization

    Pregnancy and Placentation

    Delayed Implantation

    Parturition

    Litter Size

    Lactation and Parental Care

    Endocrinology

    Breeding Seasons

    Puberty and Frequency of Breeding by Individuals

    Environmental Factors and Breeding

    Migration and Breeding

    Hibernation and Breeding

    Economic Importance of Mammalian Breeding

    Artificial Control of Mammalian Breeding

    6. Man

    Evolutionary History and Classification

    Gonads and Their Ducts

    External Indications of Sex

    The Menstrual Cycle

    Copulation and Fertilization

    The Control of Human Fertility

    Pregnancy

    Parturition

    Lactation

    Endocrinology

    Breeding Seasons

    Puberty and Length of Reproductive Life

    7. Comparative Aspects of Vertebrate Reproduction

    Gonads and Their Ducts

    External Indications of Sex

    Courtship, Copulation, and Fertilization

    Eggs and Their Care

    Viviparity

    Breeding Seasons and the Environment

    Bibliography

    Subject Index




Product details

  • No. of pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159357

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