A Comparative Overview of Mammalian Fertilization

  • Bonnie S. Dunbar
  • Michael G. O’Rand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Comparative Overview of Mammalian Gametes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Michael Bedford
      Pages 3-35
    3. David M. Phillips, Gil L. Dryden
      Pages 37-50
    4. Gary E. Olson, Virginia P. Winfrey
      Pages 51-62
    5. L. J. D. Zaneveld, C. J. De Jonge
      Pages 63-79
    6. Frank J. Longo
      Pages 81-95
    7. Bonnie S. Dunbar, S. V. Prasad, T. M. Timmons
      Pages 97-114
  3. Studies on Mammalian Fertilization in Selected Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. John C. Rodger
      Pages 117-135
    3. Philip H. Krutzsch, Elizabeth G. Crichton
      Pages 137-149
    4. Paul M. Wassarman
      Pages 151-165
    5. Bayard T. Storey, Gregory S. Kopf
      Pages 167-216
    6. Gary N. Cherr, Erma Z. Drobnis
      Pages 217-243
    7. Ruth Shalgi
      Pages 245-255
    8. George L. Gerton
      Pages 257-270
    9. Michael G. O’Rand, Barbara S. Nikolajczyk
      Pages 271-279
    10. Cherrie A. Mahi-Brown
      Pages 281-297
    11. David E. Wildt
      Pages 299-328
    12. R. H. F. Hunter
      Pages 329-349

About this book

Introduction

In 1964, the Fertilization and Gamete Physiology Research Training Program (FERGAP) was established at the Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Over the course of the next 12 years, under the directorship of Dr. Charles B. Metz, FERGAP brought together, trained, and inspired a generation of students in reproductive biology from all over the world. As students of C. B. Metz and as FERGAP trainees, we would like to dedicate this collected work on comparative mammalian fertilization to our teacher and mentor, Dr. Charles B. Metz. Like a number of authors contributing to this volume, we have been struck by the significant impact that C. B. Metz and FERGAP had on the development of students of reproductive biology. Applying both the classical and molecular techniques of cell biology and immunology to problems of gamete biology, Dr. Metz emphasized a comparative and analytical approach that was reflected in his own research on fertilization in Paramecia, sea urchins, frogs, and mammals. It is hoped that this volume will serve to stimulate students to discover the myriad of fascinating research problems in gamete and reproductive biology. Bonnie S. Dunbar Michael G. O'Rand Houston, Texas Chapel Hill, North Carolina ix Contents Part I COMPARATIVE OVERVIEW OF MAMMALIAN GAMETES The Coevolution of Mammalian Gametes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 J. Michael Bedford I. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. Gamete Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1. Monotremes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2. Marsupials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3. Eutherians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3. Gamete Maturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 .1. Oocyte Maturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2. Sperm Maturation in the Male . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . . .

Keywords

Mammalia coevolution development enzymes evolution morphology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bonnie S. Dunbar
    • 1
  • Michael G. O’Rand
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cell Biology and AnatomyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-8982-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-8984-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-8982-9
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