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Physiology of the Amphibia Volume 2
1st Edition - April 3, 1973
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Physiology of the Amphibia, Volume II focuses on the various aspects of amphibian reproduction, both physiological and behavioral, and the interrelationship between these… Read more
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Physiology of the Amphibia, Volume II focuses on the various aspects of amphibian reproduction, both physiological and behavioral, and the interrelationship between these mechanisms and the environment. Organized into five chapters, the book begins with the integrative functions of the amphibian brain. It then describes the cytophysiology of the amphibian adenohypophysis, as well as their reproductive organs and associated sexual structures. It also discusses the physiology of the process of yolk formation, vitellogenesis. The reproductive and courtship patterns and intersexuality among amphibians are also described. This book will be useful to general biologists as a reference source and to students with interests in animal physiology.
ContributorsPrefaceContents of Previous Volume1. Integrative Functions of the Brain I. Introduction II. Amphibian Neurophysiology and Its Contribution to the Elucidation of Integrative Function of the Vertebrate Central Nervous System III. Examples of Integrative Functions of the Amphibian Brain References2. Cytology of the Adenohypophysis I. Introduction II. The Structure of the Adenohypophysis in Rana temporaria III. The Morphologic Cell Types in the Adenohypophysis of other Amphibia IV. The Functional Cell Types References Appendix3. Reproduction I. Introduction II. Development of the Reproductive Organs III. The Male IV. The Female V. The Pituitary-Gonadal Axis References4. The Physiology of Vitellogenesis I. Introduction II. Vitellogenesis as a General Process III. Vitellogenesis in Xenopus laevis IV. Functional Morphology of Yolk Formation during Oogenesis V. Fertilization and the Utilization of Yolk Platelets during Embryogenesis VI. Cellular Action of Estrogens on Vitellogenin Synthesis VII. Conclusions References5. Reproductive and Courtship Patterns I. Introduction II. Reproductive Cycles and Breeding Seasons III. Location of Breeding Site and Formation of Breeding Aggregations IV. Factors Associated with Mate and Species Recognition V. Breeding Behavior and Oviposition VI. Fecundity, Ovum Size, and Reproductive Patterns VII. Parental Care and Viviparity VIII. Adaptations of the Egg Stages IX. Larval Adaptations X. Ecological and Life History Aspects of Metamorphosis References6. Intersexuality I. Introduction II. Genetic Constitution and Sex Differentiation III. Natural Intersexuality IV. Epigenetic Factors and Intersexuality V. Experimental Analysis of Intersexuality ReferencesAuthor IndexSpecies IndexSubject Index