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Avian Reproduction

From Behavior to Molecules

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  • Provides the most comprehensive knowledge of avian reproduction

  • Offers an important step towards further successful fertilization of birds in the food industries

  • Sparks new interest among readers in avian reproduction

Part of the book series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (AEMB, volume 1001)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Avian Primordial Germ Cells

    • Takahiro Tagami, Daichi Miyahara, Yoshiaki Nakamura
    Pages 1-18
  3. Sex-Determining Mechanism in Avians

    • Asato Kuroiwa
    Pages 19-31
  4. Female Reproductive System and Immunology

    • Yukinori Yoshimura, Animesh Barua
    Pages 33-57
  5. Development and Preservation of Avian Sperm

    • Atsushi Asano, Atsushi Tajima
    Pages 59-73
  6. Avian Egg and Egg Coat

    • Hiroki Okumura
    Pages 75-90
  7. Fertilization 1: Sperm–Egg Interaction

    • Shunsuke Nishio, Tsukasa Matsuda
    Pages 91-103
  8. Fertilization 2: Polyspermic Fertilization

    • Shusei Mizushima
    Pages 105-123
  9. Molecular and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Avian Seasonal Reproduction

    • T. Katherine Tamai, Takashi Yoshimura
    Pages 125-136
  10. Hormonal Responses to a Potential Mate in Male Birds

    • Yasuko Tobari, Yoshimi Sato, Kazuo Okanoya
    Pages 137-149
  11. Neuroendocrine Control of Broodiness

    • Takeshi Ohkubo
    Pages 151-171
  12. Avian Biotechnology

    • Yoshiaki Nakamura
    Pages 187-214

About this book

This book provides everything from basic knowledge to the recent understandings of avian reproductive physiology, covering many unique aspects. It will inspire avian biologists as well as researchers in varied fields and will offer important steps towards better fertilization success in birds.
In spite of the recent remarkable developments in modern technology, a comprehensive understanding of the reproductive mechanisms is still far in the future due to the diverse reproductive tactics in vertebrates. Birds have highly refined reproductive strategies and some of those strategies are unique to birds. However, together with ongoing progress of the genome analysis of birds and the crying need for further increase in meat and egg production, research on avian reproduction is now accelerating and becoming more important.
With contributions by leading scientists, the book explains avian primordial germ cells; the sex-determining mechanism; reproductive endocrinology and immunology; sperm, egg, and egg coat; sperm–egg interaction; polyspermic fertilization; seasonal reproduction; social triggers; hormonal and behavioral changes; broodiness; oviductal sperm storage; and biotechnology. This book is recommended for all researchers and students who are interested in birds or reproduction.

Keywords

  • Reproductive strategy
  • Fertilization
  • Sperm
  • Spermatozoa
  • Egg
  • Oocyte
  • Ovum
  • Reproductive tract
  • Sex-determining mechanism
  • Sperm-egg interaction
  • Polyspermic fertilization
  • Seasonal reproduction
  • Broodiness
  • Sperm storage

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan

    Tomohiro Sasanami

About the editor

Tomohiro Sasanami, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan

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Buying options

eBook
USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-10-3975-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)