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Egg Incubation
Its Effects on Embryonic Development in Birds and Reptiles

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H. B. White III, R. C. Noble, B. D. Palmer, L. J. Guillette, Jr., K. Simkiss, M. J. Packard, V. G. Demarco, R. G. Board, N. H. C. Sparks, J. B. Iverson, M. A. Ewert, I. H. M. Smart, J. S. Turner, D. C. Deeming, M. W. J. Ferguson, M. A. Ewert, R. A. Ackerman, G. C. Packard, A. Ar, D. Vleck, C. V. Paganelli, D. C. Deeming, M. B. Thompson, C. M. Vleck, D. F. Hoyt, D. C. Deeming, D. T. Booth, M. B. Thompson, H. Rahn, R. Shine, R. Bellairs, J. I. Gillespie et al., P. O'Shea, B. E. Dunn, R. S. Tuan et al
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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521612036
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  • A recent rapid expansion in our knowledge of embryonic development in birds and reptiles has created a need for a book that comprehensively reviews and synthesizes data relating to incubation effects on the embryonic development of these two vertebrate classes. The contributors to this book aptly deal with these issues in logical parts. The first deals with the structure, shape, and function of eggs. The second examines the effects of the four main parameters, e.g. temperature, water relations, respiratory gas exchange, and turning, on the process of incubation. The third section deals with early embryonic development and the methods used to investigate and manipulate the embryo. Further chapters deal with estivation, megapodes, and oviparity.

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    "...an authoritative summary of achievements in the physiological ecology of egg incubation of birds and reptiles, not only reviewing recent developments in this field but defining areas for inquiry. It is exactly what is required for advances in our understanding of the physiology and evolution of the amniote egg." Barry Sinervo, Science

    "This authoritative work stands as a comprehensive guide to a changing field, and will prove valuable to individuals in developmental biology, physiology, ecology, evolutionary biology, wildlife management, and other zoological disciplines." Choice

    "As stated in the preface, 'this book...aims to be a comprehensive review of relevant and avian embryonic data: a text designed as a reference guide for the next few years.' The coverage is actually broader than that, and the book serves its purpose well." Thomas R. Howell, Journal of Field Ornithology

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    28th Nov 2013 by LaiNguyenYenNhu

    Nội dung phong phú, có tính tham khảo cao, có thể dùng để tìm hiểu về bò sát và chim trong quá trình phát triển phôi,

    28th Nov 2013 by LaiNguyenYenNhu

    Nội dung phong phú, có tính tham khảo cao, có thể dùng để tìm hiểu về bò sát và chim trong quá trình phát triển phôi,

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521612036
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 190 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.824kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Denis C. Deeming and Mark W. J. Ferguson
    1. Maternal diet, maternal proteins and egg quality Harold B. White III
    2. Comparative composition and utilisation of yolk lipid by embryonic birds and reptiles Ray C. Noble
    3. Oviductal proteins and their influence on embryonic development in birds and reptiles Brent D. Palmer and Louis J. Guillette, Jr.
    4. Fluxes during embryogenesis Kenneth Simkiss
    5. Eggshell structure and formation in eggs of oviparous reptiles Mary J. Packard and Vincent G. DeMarco
    6. Shell structure and formation in avian eggs Ronald G. Board and Nick H. C. Sparks
    7. Physical characteristics of reptilian eggs and a comparison with avian eggs John B. Iverson and Michael A. Ewert
    8. Egg shape in birds Iain H. M. Smart
    9. The thermal energetics of incubated birds' eggs J. Scott Turner
    10. Physiological effects of incubation temperature on embryonic development in reptiles and birds Denis C. Deeming and Mark W. J. Ferguson
    11. Cold torpor, diapause, delayed hatching and aestivation in reptiles and birds Michael A. Ewert
    12. Physical factors affecting the water exchange of buried reptile eggs Ralph A. Ackerman
    13. The physiological and ecological importance of water to embryos of oviparous reptiles Gary C. Packard
    14. Roles of water in avian eggs Amos Ar
    15. Water economy and solute regulation of reptilian and avian embryos David Vleck
    16. The avian eggshell as a mediating barrier: respiratory gas fluxes and pressures during development Charles V. Paganelli
    17. Gas exchange across reptilian eggshells Denis C. Deeming and Michael B. Thompson
    18. Metabolism and energetics of reptilian and avian embryos Carol M. Vleck and Donald F. Hoyt
    19. Reasons for the dichotomy in egg turning in birds and reptiles Denis C. Deeming
    20. A comparison of reptilian eggs with those of megapode birds David T. Booth and Michael B. Thompson
    21. Why birds lay eggs Hermann Rahn
    22. Influences of incubation requirements on the evolution of viviparity Richard Shine
    23. Overview of early stages of avian and reptilian development Ruth Bellairs
    24. Ions and ion regulating mechanisms in the developing fowl embryo James I. Gillespie, James R. Greenwell, Elspeth Russell and Claire J. Dickens
    25. Electrochemical processes during embryonic development Paul O'Shea
    26. Methods for shell-less and semi-shell-less culture of avian and reptilian embryos Bruce E. Dunn
    27. Experimental studies on cultured, shell-less fowl embryos: calcium transport, skeletal development and cardio-vascular functions Rocky S. Tuan, Tamao Ono, Robert E. Akins and Masafumi Koide.

  • Editors

    D. Charles Deeming, University of Lincoln

    Mark W. J. Ferguson, University of Manchester

    Contributors

    H. B. White III, R. C. Noble, B. D. Palmer, L. J. Guillette, Jr., K. Simkiss, M. J. Packard, V. G. Demarco, R. G. Board, N. H. C. Sparks, J. B. Iverson, M. A. Ewert, I. H. M. Smart, J. S. Turner, D. C. Deeming, M. W. J. Ferguson, M. A. Ewert, R. A. Ackerman, G. C. Packard, A. Ar, D. Vleck, C. V. Paganelli, D. C. Deeming, M. B. Thompson, C. M. Vleck, D. F. Hoyt, D. C. Deeming, D. T. Booth, M. B. Thompson, H. Rahn, R. Shine, R. Bellairs, J. I. Gillespie et al., P. O'Shea, B. E. Dunn, R. S. Tuan et al

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