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Maternal Information and Functions

  • Malgorzata Kloc

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Oocyte Interactions with Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Malgorzata Kloc, Jacek Z. Kubiak
      Pages 3-16
    3. Teresa Szklarzewicz, Anna Michalik
      Pages 43-67
  3. Oocyte Polarity: Molecular and Organellar Aspects and Developmental Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Mara Clapp, Florence L. Marlow
      Pages 71-102
    3. Szczepan M. Bilinski, Mariusz K. Jaglarz, Waclaw Tworzydlo
      Pages 103-126
    4. Julie Jouette, Sandra Claret, Antoine Guichet
      Pages 169-187
  4. Epigenetic, Transcriptional and Translational Regulation in Oocytes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Fatma Uysal, Saffet Ozturk
      Pages 211-222
    3. V. Lodde, A. M. Luciano, F. Franciosi, R. Labrecque, M. A. Sirard
      Pages 223-255
    4. Andrej Susor, Michal Kubelka
      Pages 257-295
    5. Tomoya Kotani, Kaori Maehata, Natsumi Takei
      Pages 297-324
    6. Mandy Yu Theng Lim, Katsutomo Okamura
      Pages 325-351
  5. Oocyte Specific Functions of Ubiquitous Molecules and Organelles

About this book


This book combines the most recent knowledge on the maternal, i.e. oocyte/egg-specific, molecules and processes. The volume covers the most recent advances in a plethora of subjects such as: maternal transfer of immunity, localized RNAs functions and mechanisms of RNA localization, transcriptional repression of maternal messages, maternal inheritance and maternal role of CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing, chromatin remodeling and epigenetic modifications, maternal function of nucleosomes, maternal mitochondria and energy supply, role of bacterial symbionts and their maternal transmission, acquisition of oocyte polarity and evolution of maternal effect genes, germ plasm and oosome origin and functions, mechanisms of oocyte activation and soma germ cells communication. 

Currently, no other book on the market combines such a comprehensive list of subjects in one volume. Moreover, the information provided is a cross-section through oocytes from various invertebrate a
nd vertebrate species, which is another unique feature of this book. The readers, therefore, get a completely new and invaluable perspective on all covered subjects. 


Oocytes Oosome Maternal information Maternal functions Oocyte activation Translational regulation CRISPR technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Malgorzata Kloc
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe Houston Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information


“This book presents different aspects of oocytes maturation in several animal models as the interactions oocyte-environment, the specific functions of oocytes molecules and organelles regulated by epigenetic and translational mechanisms and the evolution of maternal factors. … the text written in such a way as to be easily understandable even by those who are not very familiar with female gametogenesis. … recommended to everyone interested in the wonderful world of the little laboratory of molecular biology that is the oocyte.” (Manuela Monti, European Journal of Histochemistry, Vol. 61, 2017)