Fertilization in Protozoa and Metazoan Animals

Cellular and Molecular Aspects

  • Juan J. Tarín
  • Antonio Cano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Kazuyuki Mikami
    Pages 1-25
  3. Heide Schatten, Amitabha Chakrabarti
    Pages 27-87
  4. Takashi Iwamatsu
    Pages 89-145
  5. Yasuhiro Iwao
    Pages 147-191
  6. Graham J. Wishart, A. Janet Horrocks
    Pages 193-222
  7. K. E. Mate, M. S. Harris, J. C. Rodger
    Pages 223-275
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 315-318

About this book


This book offers the reader an integrated point of view of fertilization in the animal kingdom. As the research at the molecular and cellular level is scarce compared to the huge diversity of animal species, for each phylum or class representative species have been chosen. Each phylum/class begins with a general description of the sexual and asexual reproduction strategies of the respective species, followed by a description of the reproductive cycle as well as of its reproductive system. The main focus is on the cellular and molecular aspects of fertilization of all the selected representative species, and the book is fully illustrated with photographs and drawings to facilitate understanding.


Activation Ctenophora Metazoa Nemertea Porifera Sperma amphibians animals development invertebrates mammals migration protozoa reproduction reproductive system

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan J. Tarín
    • 1
  • Antonio Cano
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Animal Biology Faculty of Biological SciencesUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Paediatrics Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of MedicineUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63530-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58301-8
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