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Sperm biology : an evolutionary perspective

Author: Tim Birkhead; David J Hosken; Scott Pitnick; ScienceDirect (Online service)
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book represents the first analysis of the evolutionary significance of sperm phenotypes and derived sperm traits and the possible selection pressures responsible for sperm-egg coevolution. An understanding of sperm evolution is fast developing and promises to shed light on many topics from basic reproductive biology to the evolutionary process itself as well as the sperm proteome, the sperm genome and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Birkhead; David J Hosken; Scott Pitnick; ScienceDirect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780123725684 0123725682
OCLC Number: 1264974484
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 8, 2009). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Description: xxxii, 642 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Three centuries of sperm research / Tim R. Birkhead and Robert Montgomerie --
2. evolutionary origin and maintenance of sperm: selection for a small, motile gamete mating type / C.(Kate). M. Lessells, Rhonda R. Snook and David J. Hosken --
3. Sperm morphological diversity / Scott Pitnick, David J. Hosken and Tim R. Birkhead --
4. evolution of spermatogenesis / Helen White-Cooper, Karen Doggett and Ronald E. Ellis --
5. Sperm motility and energetics / Jim Cummins --
6. Sperm competition and sperm phenotype / Tommaso Pizzari and Geoff A. Parker --
7. Ejaculate-female and sperm-female interactions / Scott Pitnick, Mariana F. Wolfner and Susan S. Suarez --
8. evolutionary significance of variation in sperm-egg interactions / Timothy L. Karr, William J. Swanson and Rhonda R. Snook --
9. Sperm and speciation / Daniel J. Howard, Stephen R. Palumbi, Leanna M. Birge and Mollie K. Manier --
10. Evolutionary quantitative genetics of sperm / Leigh W. Simmons and Allen J. Moore --
11. Sperm proteomics and genomics / Steve Dorus and Timothy L. Karr --
12. Drive and sperm: the evolution and genetics of male meiotic drive / Daven Presgraves --
13. Unusual gametic and genetic systems / Benjamin B. Normark --
14. Sperm and conservation / E. R. S. Roldan and Montserrat Gomendio --
15. Sperm, human fertility and society / Allan A. Pacey.
Responsibility: edited by Tim R. Birkhead, David J. Hosken, Scott Pitnick.

Abstract:

This book represents the first analysis of the evolutionary significance of sperm phenotypes and derived sperm traits and the possible selection pressures responsible for sperm-egg coevolution. An understanding of sperm evolution is fast developing and promises to shed light on many topics from basic reproductive biology to the evolutionary process itself as well as the sperm proteome, the sperm genome and the quantitative genetics of sperm. The Editors have identified 15 topics of current interest and biological significance to cover all aspects of this bizarre, fascinating and important subject. It comprises the most comprehensive and up to date review of the evolution of sperm, and pointers for future research, written by experts in both sperm biology and evolutionary biology. The combination of evolution and sperm is a potent mix and this is the definitive account. * The first review survey of this emerging field * Written by experts from a broad array of disciplines from the physiological and biomedical to the ecological and evolutionary * Sheds light on the intricacies of reproduction and the coevolution of sperm, egg and reproductive behaviour.

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