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Fertilization

1st Edition

By Frank Longo

Garland Science

344 pages

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Paperback: 9780412563508
pub: 1997-02-27
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Description

This edition provides the reader with an introduction to this subject. During the past five years there has been a virtual explosion of information on the different phases of fertilization.This book should be of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate students in developmental biology, zoology and cell biology; researchers entering the field.

Table of Contents

1. General considerations of fertilization: a definition. 2. The spermatozoon. 3. Sperm-egg binding. 4. Gamete fusion and sperm incorporation. 5. Egg activation. 6. Blocks to polyspermy and the cortical granule reaction. 7. Alterations in the egg cortex and cytoskeleton. 8. Resumption of meiotic maturation. 9. Metabolic alterations at egg activation. 10. Development of the male pronucleus. 11. Aspects regulating the development. 12. Fate of incorporated sperm mitochondria, flagella and perinuclear structures. 13. Centrosome expression, sperm aster assembly and pronuclear migration. 14. Association of the male and female pronuclei: the concluding events of fertilization. 15. Maniuplation and in vitro fertilization of human and other mammalian gametes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI007000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
SCI017000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General