The Reproductive Biology of Bats presents the first comprehensive, in-depth review of the current knowledge and supporting literature concerning the behavior, anatomy, physiology and reproductive strategies of bats. These mammals, which occur world-wide and comprise a vast assemblage of species, have evolved unique and successful reproductive strategies through varied anatomical and physiological specialization. These are accompanied by individual and/or group behavioral interactions, usually in response to environmental mechanisms essential to their reproductive success.
* Is the first book devoted to the reproductive biology of bats
* Contains in-depth reviews of the literature concerned with bat reproduction
* Contributors are widely recognized specialists
* Provides a powerful database for future research
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This volume presents the first comprehensive, in-depth review of current knowledge concerning the reproductive biology of bats. The successful adaptive radiation of these mammals, which comprise almost a thousand species occurring world-wide, is marked by the evolution of an array of fascinating anatomical and physiological specializations, many of which are unique to this Order. The reader is provided with a powerful database for future research through thorough reviews of the literature, insights into current research and the presentation of new data and ideas for continued investigation on a large number of topics relative to the anatomical, physiological, chronological and behavioral aspects of reproduction in bats, and environmental controls.About the Author:
Elizabeth G. Crichton's lifetime fascination with the reproduction processes in bats is reflected in her many publications which describe the chronology of cycles in many North American and Australian species and also address the physiology of selected unique adaptations such as delayed implantation, delayed development and sperm storage. She is currently the Reproductive Physiology Lab Manager at the Center for Conservation and Research, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zooin Nebraska.
Philip H. Krutzsch is Professor Emeritus, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is known for his investigations and publications on many aspects of the reproductive biology of bats with particular emphasis on the anatomy and physiology of the male and on sperm storage.
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Book Description Academic Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Slightly cocked, otherwise text clean and tight; no dust jacket; 9.94 X 6.88 X 1.22 inches; 510 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 96747
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