Oogenesis: The Universal Process

Publication Year: 2010

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Verlhac, Marie-Helene and Villeneuve, Anne

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-0-47-069682-8

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An essential resource for all students, researchers and clinicians in developmental and reproductive biology

Oogenesis - the process by which female germ cells develop into mature eggs, or ova - is a complex process involving many important elements of developmental and cellular biology: from cell-cell interactions, complex signalling cascades, specialized cell cycles and cytoskeleton organization. Oocytes from various species (including clam, starfish, xenopus and mouse) are excellent model systems to study the biochemistry of cell division with important implications for basic and clinical research.

This book describes the entire process of oogenesis in chronological order with contributions from leading international researchers and chapters covering medical and ethical considerations in oogenic biology. Topics include sex determination and gonadal development, control of meiotic chromosome pairing and homologous recombination, control of meiotic divisions and the remodelling of the oocyte into a totipotent zygote as well as medically-assisted reproduction.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Verlhac, Marie-Helene and Villeneuve, Anne
ISBN: 978-0-47-069682-8
Animal Sciences
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 516
Year: 2010