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Principles of animal growth and development

Author: David E Gerrard; Alan L Grant
Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 2006.
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Gerrard, David E.
Principles of animal growth and development.
Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 2006
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Gerrard; Alan L Grant
ISBN: 9780757529863 0757529860
OCLC Number: 148753783
Notes: "Revised printing 2006"--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Preface About the Authors Figure List Table List Chapter 1 An Introduction to Animal Growth and Development INTRODUCTION What is Animal Growth and Development? Why Study Animal Growth and Development? Historical Contributions Chapter 2 Tissue Structure and Organization INTRODUCTION Epithelium Connective Tissue Nervous Tissue Muscle Tissue Chapter 3 Embryonic Growth INTRODUCTION Prenatal Development Maternal Membrane Development Measurements of Prenatal Development Chapter 4 Myogenesis INTRODUCTION Molecular Aspects of Myogenesis Morphological Aspects of Myogenesis Myofibrillogenesis Chapter 5 Muscle Growth INTRODUCTION Muscle Fiber Number Muscle Fiber Size Chapter 6 Muscle Fiber Plasticity and Growth INTRODUCTION Muscle Fiber Type Organization Muscle Fiber Types and Classification Determination of Muscle Fiber Type Distinguishing Features of Muscle Fiber Types Development of Muscle Fiber Types Muscle Fiber Types and Growth Performance Chapter 7 Adipose Tissue Growth and Development INTRODUCTION Anatomical Location of Adipose Tissue Adipogenesis Molecular Control of Adipogenesis Adipose Tissue Metabolism Composition of Adipose Tissue Factors Affecting Adipose Tissue Composition and Lipid Metabolism Chapter 8 Growth and Development of Bone INTRODUCTION Origin of Cells Involved in Bone Formation and Resorption Endochondral Ossification Termination of Long Bone Growth Intermembranous Ossification Bone Resorption Bone Remodeling Factors that Affect Bone Growth and Remodeling Chapter 9 Whole Body Animal Growth INTRODUCTION Growth Curves Changes in Body Form Changes in Body Measurements Changes in Body Components Changes in Carcass Components Changes in the Chemical Composition Differential Allometric Growth Factors Affecting Carcass Composition Chapter 10 Hormonal Regulation of Growth INTRODUCTION Hormone Actions Chemical Nature of Hormones Hypothalamic- Pituitary- Peripheral Gland Axes Androgens Estrogens Progestins Synthetic Hormone Combinations Growth Hormone Insulin and Glucagon Leptin Glucocorticoids Catecholamines Thyroid Hormones Parathyroid Homone Other Endocrine Glands Chapter 11 Nutritional Regulation of Growth INTRODUCTION Nutrient Partitioning Undernutrition Compensatory Growth Dietary Protein Dietary Energy Antibacterial Feed Additives Regulation of Protein Accretion Chapter 12 Relationships among Growth, Composition, and Meat Quality INTRODUCTION The Grading System Changing Muscle into Meat Augmenting Growth and Altering Quality Glossary References Index
Other Titles: Principles of animal growth & development
Responsibility: David E. Gerrard, Alan L. Grant.


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