About the book
Reproduction is the production of a new organism from two parents by making use of their gametes. It allows increasing of the genetic variability and diversity of individuals. The reproductive organs, which are different in male and female animals, are called gonads and produce the gametes. It is well known that reproduction success is measured by the number of offspring that survive. While all terrestrial animals use the internal fertilization, aquatic animals have diverse reproductive systems. Additionally, it is important to know that reproduction is a complex biological process that includes some genetic events which make possible application of some biotechnological research such as germ cell transplantation and nucleus transplantation.
The proposed book, “Animal Reproduction”, is intended to provide a new perspective on reproductive biology and biotechnology in different animals living in the land and aquatic-based environments. From this point of view, this book will be of interest to graduate and postgraduate students as well as to researchers and academicians studying in this field.