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Physiological adaptations for breeding in birds, Tony D. Williams

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Physiological adaptations for breeding in birds
Title
Physiological adaptations for breeding in birds
Statement of responsibility
Tony D. Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds is the most current and comprehensive account of research on avian reproduction. It develops two unique themes: the consideration of female avian reproductive physiology and ecology, and an emphasis on individual variation in life-history traits. Tony Williams investigates the physiological, metabolic, energetic, and hormonal mechanisms that underpin individual variation in the key female-specific reproductive traits and the trade-offs between these traits that determine variation in fitness. The core of the book deals with the a
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E7B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Physiological adaptations for breeding in birds, Tony D. Williams
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Physiological adaptations for breeding in birds, Tony D. Williams
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7rrg2
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Individual variation
  • 1.4.
  • What is not in this book?
  • 1.5.
  • Avian reproduction in a changing world
  • ch. 2
  • Hormonal and Physiological Control of Egg Production
  • 2.1.
  • Overview of the female reproductive system
  • 2.1.1.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Pre-vitellogenic follicle development
  • 2.1.2.
  • Rapid follicle growth (RFG) or rapid yolk development (RYD)
  • 2.1.3.
  • Vitellogenesis and lipoprotein metabolism
  • 2.1.4.
  • Mechanisms of receptor-mediated yolk uptake
  • 2.2.
  • Oviduct structure and function
  • 2.3.
  • ch. 1
  • Regulation of the timing of egg-laying (oviposition)
  • 2.3.1.
  • Follicle atresia and laying skips
  • 2.4.
  • Hormonal control of ovarian and oviduct function
  • 2.4.1.
  • ovary
  • 2.4.2.
  • oviduct
  • 2.5.
  • Introduction
  • Hypothalamic and pituitary regulation of gonadal function
  • 2.6.
  • Hormonal integration of environmental information
  • 2.6.1.
  • Photoperiodic control of gonadal function
  • 2.6.2.
  • Supplemental, non-photoperiodic cues and ovarian function
  • 2.7.
  • Future research questions
  • ch. 3
  • 1.1.
  • Timing of Breeding
  • 3.1.
  • Early-season events are critical in determining timing of breeding
  • 3.2.
  • Fitness consequences of timing decisions
  • 3.3.
  • Selection on timing of breeding
  • 3.4.
  • Constraint, individual optimization, and the search for mechanism
  • 3.5.
  • Structure of the chapters
  • Sex-specific response mechanisms for timing of breeding
  • 3.6.
  • Physiological mechanisms associated with photoperiod (day length) as a proximate factor
  • 3.6.1.
  • Individual variation in photoperiodic response
  • 3.6.2.
  • Where would sex-specific photoperiodic response mechanisms reside?
  • 3.7.
  • Physiological mechanisms associated with temperature as a proximate factor
  • 3.7.1.
  • 1.2.
  • Temperature as a long-term "information" cue
  • 3.7.2
  • primer on reproduction in female birds
  • 1.3.
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1 online resource (xviii, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400842797
Media category
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
Specific material designation
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