The Duration of Egg Transport and Its Regulation in Mammals

  • Horacio B. Croxatto
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 4)


The literature dealing with egg transport has grown considerably during the last decade and excellent recent reviews are available (Blandau, 1969; Pauerstein et al., 1974). Rather than cover the subject extensively, an attempt will be made here to discuss a single aspect of egg transport in mammals: its duration.


Uterine Cavity Ethinyl Estradiol Endometrial Cavity Luteinizing Hormone Concentration Tubal Ovum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horacio B. Croxatto
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  1. 1.Universidad Catolica de ChileSantiagoChile

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