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Sexual Reproduction in Animals and Plants

Editors: Sawada, Hitoshi, Inoue, Naokazu, Iwano, Megumi (Eds.)

  • Discusses reproduction in animals and plants and unicellular organisms together to investigate shared mechanisms
  • Includes recent progress in reproductive biology and fertilization
  • Covers a wide range of topics on reproduction that are essential for young researchers
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This book contains the proceedings of the International Symposium on the Mechanisms of Sexual Reproduction in Animals and Plants, where many plant and animal reproductive biologists gathered to discuss their recent progress in investigating the shared mechanisms and factors involved in sexual reproduction. This now is the first book that reviews recent progress in almost all fields of plant and animal fertilization. It was recently reported that the self-sterile mechanism of a hermaphroditic marine invertebrate (ascidian) is very similar to the self-incompatibility system in flowering plants. It was also found that a male factor expressed in the sperm cells of flowering plants is involved in gamete fusion not only of plants but also of animals and parasites. These discoveries have led to the consideration that the core mechanisms or factors involved in sexual reproduction may be shared by animals, plants and unicellular organisms. This valuable book is highly useful for reproductive biologists as well as for biological scientists outside this field in understanding the current progress of reproductive biology.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

  • Sperm Chemotaxis: The First Authentication Events Between Conspecific Gametes Before Fertilization

    Yoshida, Manabu

    Pages 3-11

  • Respiratory CO2 Mediates Sperm Chemotaxis in Squids

    Hirohashi, Noritaka (et al.)

    Pages 13-21

  • Specific Mechanism of Sperm Storage in Avian Oviducts

    Matsuzaki, Mei (et al.)

    Pages 23-29

  • Allurin: Exploring the Activity of a Frog Sperm Chemoattractant in Mammals

    Burnett, Lindsey (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • Structure, Function, and Phylogenetic Consideration of Calaxin

    Inaba, Kazuo (et al.)

    Pages 49-57

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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54589-7
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54588-0
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56351-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexual Reproduction in Animals and Plants
Editors
  • Hitoshi Sawada
  • Naokazu Inoue
  • Megumi Iwano
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54589-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54589-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54588-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56351-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 480
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
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