1st Edition

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Birds, Part B: Sexual Selection, Behavior, Conservation, Embryology and Genetics

ISBN 9781578084449
Published January 2, 2007 by CRC Press
542 Pages

USD $155.00

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Book Description

The second part of volume 6 discusses sexual selection of ultraviolet and structural signals; melanins and carotenoids as feather colorants and signals; sexual selection and auditory signaling; odors and chemical signaling; sexual dimorphism; sexual selection, signal selection and the handicap principle; courtship and copulation; sexual conflict and its implications for fitness; intra- and extra-pair paternity; parental care (including cooperative breeding); brood parasitism in birds; applications of reproductive biology to bird conservation and population management; embryogenesis and development; molecular genetics of avian sex determination and gonadal development. Many new illustrations are provided throughout the volume.

Table of Contents

Sexual Selection of Ultraviolet and Structural Color Signals; Melanins and Carotenoids as Feather Colorants and Signals; Odors and Chemical Signaling; Sexual Dimorphism; Sexual Selection, Signal Selection and the Handicap Principle; Courtship and Copulation; Sexual Conflict an dits Implications for Fitness; Intra- and Extrapair Paternity; Evolution of Parental Care and Cooperative Breeding; Brood Parasitism in Birds; Applications of Reproductive Biology to Bird Conservation and Population Management; Embryogenesis and Development; Molecular Genetics of Avian Sex Determination and Gonadal Differentiation

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