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Reproduction of Amphibians

1st Edition

By Maria Oielska

CRC Press

436 pages

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Description

This book deals with reproduction of Amphibians belonging to three extant orders: Caecilians, Salamanders, Frogs and Toads. Separate chapters have been written for males and females; the chapters describe gonad structure and development, gametogenesis, urogenital connections, and reproductive tracts. The authors have provided a synthesis of the literature data and results of their own studies. The text is illustrated with original schemes and photographs and focuses on anatomy, histology, cytology, and molecular mechanisms that regulate gametogenesis and reproductive cycles. The first chapter is devoted to the origin of somatic and germ cells during formation of undifferentiated gonads. The last chapter deals with embryonic and postembryonic development, direct development, neoteny, and modifications of gametogenesis and meiosis in hybrids and polyploids (hybridogenesis and gynogenesis). The book will interest all reproductive biologists and biologists working on amphibians.

Table of Contents

The Undifferentiated Amphibian Gonad

Formation of gonads in amphibians

Spermatogeneiss and Male Reproductive System in Amphibia

Anura

Structure of testis in Anura

Sperm collecting ducts and urogenital connections

Spermatogenesis in Anura

Regulation of spermatogenesis in Anura

Spermatogenesis and Male Reproductive System in Amphibia

Urodela

Structure of testis in Urodela

Urogenital connections

Spermatogenesis in Urodela

Spermatogenesis and Male Reproductive System in Amphibia

Gymnophiona

Introduction

Structure of testis in Gymnophiona

Urogenital connections

Spermatogenesis in Gymnophiona

Age of sexual maturity

Hormonal control of spermatogenesis

Oogenesis and Female Reproductive System in Amphibia

Anura

Structure of ovaries in Anura

Female reproductive tract

Oogenesis in Anura

Regulation of oogenesis in Anura

Oogenesis and Female Reproductive System in Amphibia

Urodela

Structure of ovary in Urodela

Female reproductive tract

Oogenesis

Postovulatory ovary

Atretic follicles

Oogenesis and Female Reproductive System in Amphibia

Gymnophiona

Structure of ovaries in Gymnophiona

Female reproductive tract in Gymnophiona

Oogenesis in Gymnophiona

Hormonal control of reproduction

Development and Reproduction of Amphibian

Species, Hybrids, and Polyploids

Early devlopment

Postembryonic development

Direct development

Reproduction of larvae (neoteny)

Hybridization

Polyploidy

Reproduction of hybrids and allopolyploids

Hybridogenesis

Development and viability of hybrid progeny

About the Series

Biological Systems in Vertebrates

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
SCI072000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology