Oogenesis

Editors: Coticchio, Giovanni, Albertini, David F., De Santis, Lucia (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive, visually stunning review of oocyte medicine and biology.
  • The authors of the chapters are distinguished authorities in their respective areas of competence. 
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The oocyte is the largest and most mysterious cell in the body of mammalian organisms. Through its growth and maturation, it reaches extreme levels of specialization, while maintaining at the same time a condition of totipotency. Its unique ability, in co-operation with the spermatozoon, to give rise to a fully developed organism formed from hundreds of different tissues and myriads of individual cells has inspired intellectuals of all ages.

Oogenesis finds impetus and purpose in casting scientific perspective towards this unique cell for the benefit of scientists and assisted reproductive technology (ART) specialists. The authors of the chapters are distinguished authorities in their respective areas of competence.

From the opening of the book the reader is lead on a fantastic voyage from the formation of the primordial oocyte to the development of the early embryo, passing through crucial processes of oogenesis, such as co-ordination of oocyte and follicle growth, gene expression and organelle reorganization during growth and maturation, epigenetic mechanisms, regulation of meiosis, totipotency, cell polarity, oogenesis in vitro and maternal regulation of early development.

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“This book reviews the process of oogenesis, including essentially all aspects spanning germ cell formation to ultimate atresia during menopause. … The book is written for both scientists and practitioners in the field of ART, likely including clinicians and embryologists. … This is a well-written and informative book that appears to achieve its goals.” (Kasey Reynolds, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Imaging Strategies for Studying Mammalian Oogenesis

    Limback, S. Darlene (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Origin, Migration, and Proliferation of Human Primordial Germ Cells

    Felici, Massimo

    Pages 19-37

  • Damage Control in the Female Germline: Protecting Primordial Follicles

    Myers, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

  • Regulation of Quiescence and Activation of Oocyte Growth in Primordial Follicles

    Adhikari, Deepak (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • The Structural Basis for Coordinating Oogenesis and Folliculogenesis

    Guglielmo, Maria Cristina (et al.)

    Pages 63-73

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oogenesis
Editors
  • Giovanni Coticchio
  • David F. Albertini
  • Lucia De Santis
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-826-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-826-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-825-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 364
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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