The Eco-Physiology of Avian Reproduction

12000 Ft

Szerző(k), szerkesztő(k): Peter Péczely

Kiadó: Agroinform Kiadó

Oldalszám: 284

Méret: 168×238 mm

My english published book contains two main parts, in two separate volumes.
The first volume presents the structure, function and molecular regulation of the reproductive process. It deals with the molecular biology of sex determination and sexual differentiation, with the functional anatomy of the avian ovary, development of ova and the function of oviduct and the development of the egg, and the molecular and hormonal relationship of the calcium metabolism of female birds. It highlights the male gonad, gonoductus and the production of sperm cell, in addition with the presentation of the physiology and the molecular events of fertilization. Finally, the relative large body of data traverses the questions of regulation of gonadal functions at the level of the neuroendocrine hypothalamo-adenohypophyseal system, and also at the level of the gonadal endocrine functions.
The second volume studies the reproductive process as a part of the annual life cycle of the birds, searching the relationships between the gonadal function and the different elements of the biocycle. It analyzes the effect of seasonal events of the following and the subsequent reproductive processes. Then, I present the roles of seasonality, and illumination as an external regulatory factor in reproduction, and finally show the mechanism of photosensitivity and photorefractoriness. The third part of this volume analyzes the separated events of the reproduction process, relating to the endocrine, behavioural and ecological elements, and highlights the territoriality, the courting, egg-laying, brooding, and offspring rearing period of the reproduction of birds.

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1. The reproduction cycle as a part of the annual biocycle
1.1. Wintering of migratory birds and the spring premigratory – migratory phase 1.2. Wintering of sedentery birds
1.3. Relationship of pre-reproduction phase with the spring prenuptial molt
1.4. Molting processes in fall: the postbreeding postnuptial molt and the autumnal prenuptial molt
1.5. The period after the breeding and after the postnuptial molt: hyperphagie, development of subcutan lipid depots and partial sexual reactivation at the end of summer and in fall
1.6. The fall migration: relationship with molting and postbreeding hyperphagie
2.Role of diurnal-­‐ and seasonal rhythms in the regulation of seasonal reproduction of birds
2.1. Regulatory role of photoperiod, photosensitivity, photo-­‐gonadostimulation
2.1.1. Photoreceptors
2.2. Circadian biological clock, clock genes, the function of pacemakers
2.2.1. Circadian and diurnal rhythms
2.2.2. Relationships of circannual and seasonal rhythms
2.3. Neuroendocrine mechanisms of photostimulation and photo-­‐gonadostimulation
3. The elements of reproduction cycle
3.1. Puberty and seasonal maturation
3.2. Formation of breeding territory, territorial behaviour
3.3. Beginning of reproduction activity, pair selection, mate guarding, extrapair paternty
3.4. Courtship, copulation and nest building
3.4.1. Courtship Neuroendocrine regulation of courtship behaviour
3.4.2. Copulatory behaviour
3.4.3. Nest building behaviour, nest building models Individual breeding birds Breeding colonies
3.5. Egglaying, production of a clutch
3.5.1. Replacement of the clutch, repeated breeding, continuous egg-production in domesticated bird species
3.6. Breeding systems
3.6.2. Polygamy (polygyny), development of harem, polyandry, sex-reversion, promiscuity
3.6.3. Cooperative breeding
3.6.4. Opportunistic breeding strategy
3.7. The brooding
3.7.1. Neuroendocrine regulation of brooding
3.8. Brood parasitism
3.9. Parental care, paternal and maternal investment, social effects
3.9.1. Neuroendocrine regulation of parental behaviour
3.9.2. Epigenetic manifestation of parental behaviour

További információk

Tömeg 0.660 kg
Méretek 168 × 238 mm