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Insights from Animal Reproduction

Edited by Rita Payan-Carreira

University of Évora

The chapters in this volume of "Insights from Animal Reproduction" address several, particular hot topics in the field of reproduction. The book begins with a comprehensive overview of the cryopreservation of sheep-produced embryos. The following chapter revises the assisted reproductive techniques available for South American wild mammals. Chapter 3 presents the technical procedures necessary to produce transgenic goats. Chapter 4 provides a comprehensive revision of the major molecular determinants of litter size in prolific species. Chapter 5 examines the germ cell determinant transmission, segregation, and function using the zebrafish as a model for germ cell specification in the embryo. Chapter 6 summarizes the current understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating the early stages of folliculogenesis. Chapter 7 examines the sperm motility regulatory proteins as a tool to enhance sperm quality in cryopreservation processes. Chapter 8 discusses contemporary knowledge on the effects of extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) on male reproductive function in rodents. Chapter 9 highlights the importance of the cytogenetic evaluation in searching for causes of infertility of phenotypically normal animals, as well as individuals with an abnormal sex development. The last chapter provides evidence that other uterine diseases may be hidden behind the clinical diagnosis of pyometra that in some case may have a poor outcome.

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Insights from Animal ReproductionEdited by Rita Payan-Carreira

Published: March 23rd 2016

DOI: 10.5772/60829

ISBN: 978-953-51-2268-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7279-6

Copyright year: 2016

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20808 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

28 Web of Science Citations

48 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cryopreservation of Sheep Produced Embryos – Current and Future Perspectives

By Ricardo Romão, Carla C. Marques, Elisa Bettencourt and Rosa M.L.N. Pereira


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2. Assisted Reproductive Techniques on South American Wild Mammals

By Alexandre R. Silva, Alexsandra F. Pereira, Gabriela L. Lima, Gislayne C. X. Peixoto and Ana Liza P. Souza


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3. The Use of Reproductive Technologies to Produce Transgenic Goats

By Vicente J. F. Freitas, Luciana M. Melo, Dárcio I.A. Teixeira, Maajid H. Bhat, Irina A. Serova, Lyudmila E. Andreeva and Oleg L. Serov


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4. Major Components in Limiting Litter Size

By María-José Argente


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5. Germ Cell Determinant Transmission, Segregation, and Function in the Zebrafish Embryo

By Celeste Eno and Francisco Pelegri


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6. The Primordial to Primary Follicle Transition — A Reliable Marker of Ovarian Function

By Duda Malgorzata, Grzesiak Malgorzata, Knet-Seweryn Malgorzata and Zbigniew Tabarowski


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7. Sperm Motility Regulatory Proteins: A Tool to Enhance Sperm Quality

By Sandhya R. Dungdung, Arpita Bhoumik, Sudipta Saha, Prasanta Ghosh, Kaushik Das, Sandipan Mukherjee, Debjani Nath, Jitamanyu Chakrabarty, Chanakyanath Kundu, Bijay Shankar Jaiswal, Mahitosh Mandal, Arunima Maiti, Saswati Banerjee, Madhumita Roychowdhury, Debleena Ray, Debdas Bhattacharyya and Gopal C. Majumder


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8. The Effects of Extremely Low-Frequency Magnetic Fields on Reproductive Function in Rodents

By Sang-Kon Lee, Sungman Park and Yoon-Won Kim


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9. Chromosome Abnormalities in Domestic Animals as Causes of Disorders of Sex Development or Impaired Fertility

By Izabela Szczerbal and Marek Switonski


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10. Proliferative Endometrial Lesions Hidden behind the Feline Pyometra

By Maria dos Anjos Pires, Hugo Vilhena, Sónia Miranda, Miguel Tavares Pereira, Fernanda Seixas and Ana Laura Saraiva


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