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Comparative Placentation

Structures, Functions and Evolution

Authors: Wooding, Peter, Burton, Graham

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  • The only concise presentation at present of the structural variety of vertebrate placentas and coherent discussion of how and why this range evolved
  • Provides the unique collection of the best Light and Electron micrographs from the last 35 years which precisely illustrate the structural range in each vertebrate taxon
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Science produces fascinating puzzles: why is there such a range of placental structures when other mammalian organs are so structurally uniform ? Why and how did the different placental structures evolve ? Comparative placental studies can facilitate the identification of the common factors in placental growth, differentiation and function and their relevance to possible evolutionary pathways. Comparative Placentation is the only book presenting up-to-date data illustrating the great variety of structure but uniform function of vertebrate placentas from fish to man. This information is essential for selection of suitable models to investigate particular practical problems of impaired or anomalous growth in human and animal placentation. The unique collection of the best light and electron micrographs from the last thirtyfive years which precisely illustrate the structural range in each taxon, make the book the most authoritative publication in this field and a vital source of information for anyone interested on reproductive physiology, anatomy and medicine.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Placentation
Book Subtitle
Structures, Functions and Evolution
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78797-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78797-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-78796-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44680-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 301
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