Fish Histology: Female Reproductive Systems

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 20, 2007 - Science - 598 pages
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Fish — including cyclostomes, elasmobranchs, and teleosts — display a wide variety of ways of coping with the stringent conditions they encounter in the aquatic environment. This diversity is especially evident in the female genital systems where some fish spawn profligate numbers of small eggs while others develop a few yolky eggs that may receive parental care. Parental care is carried to extremes in viviparity where eggs develop within the ovary or oviducts of the mother.

This volume describes the myriad ways in which fish have approached problems of reproduction — it is an amply illustrated comparative study of the microscopic structure of the female genital systems of fish. The timing of its appearance is auspicious in that it coincides with the decline of the golden age of descriptive morphology. It is a compilation of thousands of micrographs — mostly electron micrographs — from classic works in the field and should prove valuable to investigators studying fish in areas such as ecology, physiology, and reproductive biology who may view histology as essential in their work but have little background in this area. It includes chapters on the origin of genital systems, the structure of ovarian follicles, mechanisms of ovulation, the cortical reaction, oviducts, oviparity, and amazing examples of viviparity.

 

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Contents

FEMALE GENITAL SYSTEMS OF FISH
1
12 Origin of the Genital Systems
2
13 Anatomy of the Female Genital System
4
14 Ovary
5
OVARIAN FOLLICLES
67
22 Stages of Oocyte Development
68
221 PRIMARY GROWTH
69
Perinucleolus phase
70
43 Cortical Alveoli
286
44 Fertilization
287
45 Cortical Reaction
289
46 Fate of Alveolar Membrane
290
47 Perivitelline Space
291
49 Block to Polyspermy
292
OVIDUCTS AND OVIPARITY
335
52 Oviductal Gland and Egg Capsule
337

222 CORTICAL ALVEOLUS STAGE
71
223 VITELLOGENESIS
72
224 MATURATION
75
23 The Oocyte Envelopes
78
232 SECONDARY ENVELOPES
80
24 Follicular Epithelium
82
25 Theca and the Ovarian Stroma
87
OVULATION
209
32 Atretic Follicles Postovulatory Follicles and Corpora Lutea
211
322 POSTOVULATORY FOLLICLES
213
33 Follicular Steroidogenesis
217
34 Chorion
219
35 Micropyle
222
EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH FERTILIZATION
285
53 Uterus in Elasmobranchs
341
VIVIPARITY
391
62 Viviparity in Elasmobranchs
392
622 YOLK SAC PLACENTA OF ELASMOBRANCHS
394
63 Viviparity in Coelacanths
400
64 Viviparity in Teleosts
401
641 FOLLICULAR GESTATION
402
642 LUMINAL GESTATION
404
Embryotroph
406
Embryonic Absorptive Epithelial Trophotaeniae
407
Other Embryonic Absorptive Structures
408
REFERENCES
561
INDEX
587
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