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Updates and Highlights on Classic Topics

Edited by Luis Violin Pereira

State University of Campinas, Brazil

Embryology is a branch of science concerned with the morphological aspects of organismal development. The genomic and molecular revolution of the second half of the 20th century, together with the classic descriptive aspects of this science have allowed greater integration in our understanding of many developmental events. Through such integration, modern embryology seeks to provide practical knowledge that can be applied to assisted reproduction, stem cell therapy, birth defects, fetal surgery and other fields. This book focuses on human embryology and aims to provide an up-to-date source of information on a variety of selected topics. The book consists of nine chapters organized into three sections, namely: 1) gametes and infertility, 2) implantation, placentation and early development, and 3) perspectives in embryology. The contents of this book should be of interest to biology and medical students, clinical embryologists, laboratory researchers, obstetricians and urologists, developmental biologists, molecular geneticists and anyone who wishes to know more about recent advances in human development.

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EmbryologyUpdates and Highlights on Classic TopicsEdited by Luis Violin Pereira

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2142

ISBN: 978-953-51-0465-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6950-5

Copyright year: 2012

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41221 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

43 Dimensions Citations


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1. Molecular Alterations During Female Reproductive Aging: Can Aged Oocytes Remind Youth?

By Misa Imai, Junwen Qin, Naomi Yamakawa, Kenji Miyado, Akihiro Umezawa and Yuji Takahashi


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2. Role of Sperm DNA Integrity in Fertility

By Mona Bungum


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3. The Epididymis: Embryology, Structure, Function and Its Role in Fertilization and Infertility

By Kélen Fabiola Arrotéia, Patrick Vianna Garcia, Mainara Ferreira Barbieri, Marilia Lopes Justino and Luís Antonio Violin Pereira


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4. Endometrial Receptivity to Embryo Implantation: Molecular Cues from Functional Genomics

By Alejandro A. Tapia


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5. The Actors of Human Implantation: Gametes, Embryo, Endometrium

By Virginie Gridelet, Olivier Gaspard, Barbara Polese, Philippe Ruggeri, Stephanie Ravet, Carine Munaut, Vincent Geenen, Jean-Michel Foidart, Nathalie Lédée and Sophie Perrier d'Hauterive


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6. The Role of Macrophages in the Placenta

By Grace Pinhal-Enfield, Nagaswami S. Vasan and Samuel Joseph Leibovich


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7. DNA Methylation in Development

By Xin Pan, Roger Smith and Tamas Zakar


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8. Stem Cell Therapies

By D. Amat, J. Becerra, M.A. Medina, A.R. Quesada and M. Marí-Beffa


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9. Self-Organization, Symmetry and Morphomechanics in Development of Organisms

By Lev V. Beloussov


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