Diversity and Commonality in Animals

Reproductive and Developmental Strategies

The Continuity of Life

Editors: Kobayashi, K., Kitano, T., Iwao, Y., Kondo, M. (Eds.)

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  • Includes new data and new concepts about animal developmental mechanisms in each chapter
  • Provides the most intriguing topics in life-cycle reproduction, i.e., life continuity
  • Compiles information in model as well as non-model animal species from basal invertebrates to vertebrates, including mammals
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About this book

This book provides new insights into the universality of biological systems in animal reproduction and development by a comparative study of a variety of mechanisms in animals ranging from basal invertebrates to vertebrates, including mammals.

Animals accomplish genetic diversity through meiosis and fertilization, and during embryogenesis animals must produce specialized cell types, including germ cells, in accordance with their individual body plan. This series of phenomena is essential to the continuity of life in the animal kingdom, and animals show various reproductive and developmental strategies.

This volume, comprising four parts, reviews animal kingdom diversity, including reproductive strategies and germ cell differentiation mechanisms (Part 1), sex determination and differentiation (Part2), the mechanisms of fertilization (Part 3), and body axis formation (Part 4). Readers will find descriptions of the reproduction or development of 180 species, 13 phyla, 35 classes, 74 orders, 117 families, and 151 genera in this book. Of particular interest is the diversity of molecules and mechanisms used to achieve the same biological purpose in different animals.

Undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scientists who want a deeper understanding of animal reproductive and developmental mechanisms will find this book to be of great value.

About the authors

Kazuya Kobayashi
Department of Biology, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Science, Hirosaki University Hirosaki, Japan  
Takeshi KitanoDepartment of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto UniversityKumamoto, Japan  
Yasuhiro Iwao
Laboratory of Reproductive Developmental Biology, Division of Earth Sciences, Biology, and Chemistry, Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi UniversityYamaguchi, Japan  
Mariko Kondo
Misaki Marine Biological Station, Graduate School of Science, The University of TokyoMiura, Japan 

Table of contents (35 chapters)

Table of contents (35 chapters)
  • Germ-Cell Formation in Solitary Ascidians: Coexistence of Preformation and Epigenesis

    Shirae-Kurabayashi, Maki (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Regulatory Mechanisms of the Germline Stem Cell Niche in Drosophila melanogaster

    Hayashi, Yoshiki (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Regulation of Germline Stem Cells in the Teleost: Gametogenesis, Sex, and Fecundity

    Tanaka, Minoru

    Pages 37-45

  • Regulatory Mechanism of Spermatogenic Stem Cells in Mice: Their Dynamic and Context-Dependent Behavior

    Yoshida, Shosei

    Pages 47-67

  • Nutritional Control of the Germline Development in Caenorhabditis elegans

    Fukuyama, Masamitsu

    Pages 69-101

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eBook $219.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56607-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reproductive and Developmental Strategies
Book Subtitle
The Continuity of Life
Editors
  • Kazuya Kobayashi
  • Takeshi Kitano
  • Yasuhiro Iwao
  • Mariko Kondo
Series Title
Diversity and Commonality in Animals
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56609-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56609-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56607-6
Series ISSN
2509-5536
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 790
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations, 137 illustrations in colour
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