Biology pp 217-234 | Cite as

Reproduction in Animal Life Cycles

  • Julian Sutton
Part of the Macmillan Foundations book series


Unit 11, which deals with cell division and life cycles in general, is an essential introduction to this unit. You should also have a basic knowledge of natural selection, cell structure, homeostasis and communication between cells (Units 2,4,15,16 and 17).


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Further reading

  1. Barnes, R.S.K., Calow, P. and Olive, P.J.W. The Invertebrates: a New Synthesis (2nd ed.) (Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1993). This book contains a good chapter on invertebrate life cycles and reproduction.Google Scholar
  2. Guyton, A.C. and Hall, J.E. Textbook of Medical Physiology (9th ed.) (Philadelphia: Saunders, 1996). I like this hefty textbook for its thoroughness and clear, no-frills diagrams. A good general physiology book for mammalian reproduction.Google Scholar
  3. Guyton, A.C. Human Physiology and Mechanisms of Disease (5th ed.) (Philadelphia: Saunders, 1992). Effectively a shorter, boiled-down version of Guyton and Hall.Google Scholar
  4. Johnson, M.H. and Everitt, B.J. Essential Reproduction (3rd ed.) (Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1988). A more specific, detailed introduction to reproduction in mammals, written for medical, veterinary and biology students.Google Scholar

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