Skip to main content

Comparative Placentation

Structures, Functions and Evolution

  • Book
  • © 2008


  • The only concise presentation at present of the structural variety of vertebrate placentas and coherent discussion of how and why this range evolved

  • Provides the unique collection of the best Light and Electron micrographs from the last 35 years which precisely illustrate the structural range in each vertebrate taxon

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this book

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Licence this eBook for your library

Institutional subscriptions

About this book

Science produces fascinating puzzles: why is there such a range of placental structures when other mammalian organs are so structurally uniform ? Why and how did the different placental structures evolve ? Comparative placental studies can facilitate the identification of the common factors in placental growth, differentiation and function and their relevance to possible evolutionary pathways. Comparative Placentation is the only book presenting up-to-date data illustrating the great variety of structure but uniform function of vertebrate placentas from fish to man. This information is essential for selection of suitable models to investigate particular practical problems of impaired or anomalous growth in human and animal placentation. The unique collection of the best light and electron micrographs from the last thirtyfive years which precisely illustrate the structural range in each taxon, make the book the most authoritative publication in this field and a vital source of information for anyone interested on reproductive physiology, anatomy and medicine.

Similar content being viewed by others


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Trophoblast Research Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

    Peter Wooding, Graham Burton

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Comparative Placentation

  • Book Subtitle: Structures, Functions and Evolution

  • Authors: Peter Wooding, Graham Burton

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-540-78796-9Published: 19 August 2008

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-44680-1Published: 02 November 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-78797-6Published: 22 August 2008

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 301

  • Topics: Biomedicine general, Developmental Biology, Human Physiology

Publish with us