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Avian Reproduction

From Behavior to Molecules

  • Tomohiro Sasanami
  • Provides the most comprehensive knowledge of avian reproduction

  • Offers an important step towards further successful fertilization of birds in the food industries

  • Sparks new interest among readers in avian reproduction


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1001)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Takahiro Tagami, Daichi Miyahara, Yoshiaki Nakamura
    Pages 1-18
  3. Asato Kuroiwa
    Pages 19-31
  4. Yukinori Yoshimura, Animesh Barua
    Pages 33-57
  5. Atsushi Asano, Atsushi Tajima
    Pages 59-73
  6. Hiroki Okumura
    Pages 75-90
  7. Shunsuke Nishio, Tsukasa Matsuda
    Pages 91-103
  8. Shusei Mizushima
    Pages 105-123
  9. T. Katherine Tamai, Takashi Yoshimura
    Pages 125-136
  10. Yasuko Tobari, Yoshimi Sato, Kazuo Okanoya
    Pages 137-149
  11. Takeshi Ohkubo
    Pages 151-171
  12. Yoshiaki Nakamura
    Pages 187-214

About this book


This book provides everything from basic knowledge to the recent understandings of avian reproductive physiology, covering many unique aspects. It will inspire avian biologists as well as researchers in varied fields and will offer important steps towards better fertilization success in birds.
In spite of the recent remarkable developments in modern technology, a comprehensive understanding of the reproductive mechanisms is still far in the future due to the diverse reproductive tactics in vertebrates. Birds have highly refined reproductive strategies and some of those strategies are unique to birds. However, together with ongoing progress of the genome analysis of birds and the crying need for further increase in meat and egg production, research on avian reproduction is now accelerating and becoming more important.
With contributions by leading scientists, the book explains avian primordial germ cells; the sex-determining mechanism; reproductive endocrinology and immunology; sperm, egg, and egg coat; sperm–egg interaction; polyspermic fertilization; seasonal reproduction; social triggers; hormonal and behavioral changes; broodiness; oviductal sperm storage; and biotechnology. This book is recommended for all researchers and students who are interested in birds or reproduction.


Reproductive strategy Fertilization Sperm Spermatozoa Egg Oocyte Ovum Reproductive tract Sex-determining mechanism Sperm-egg interaction Polyspermic fertilization Seasonal reproduction Broodiness Sperm storage

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomohiro Sasanami
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Biological ChemistryShizuoka UniversityShizuokaJapan

About the editors

Tomohiro Sasanami, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Avian Reproduction
  • Book Subtitle From Behavior to Molecules
  • Editors Tomohiro Sasanami
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv Exp Med Biol
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-3974-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5013-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-3975-1
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-8019
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Developmental Biology
    Animal Physiology
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