Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VII

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M. C. Lucy, J. L. Pate, M. F. Smith, T.E. Spencer
Nottingham University Press, Feb 1, 2011 - Medical - 636 pages
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The combined work of eminent scientists in the field, this compilation contains the latest information on ruminant nutrition from the eighth annual International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium. With discussions on how to improve reproduction by applying nutrition and physiology, this collection spotlights the recent advances regarding the ruminant genome and includes chapters about specific animals, including the dairy buffalo, camel, and reindeer.
  

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Contents

recent findings and future challenges a summary
1
Genomic tools for characterizing monogenic and polygenic traits in ruminants using the bovine as an example
13
Creating new knowledge for ruminant reproduction from rapidly expanding and evolving scientific databases
29
Developmental programming of the ovine placenta
41
epigenetic modifications in the germline
59
implications for ruminant reproductive biology
73
a model system for understanding physiological adaptation to an evolving ruminant genome  
95
Putative role of cocaine and amphetamineregulated transcript CARTPT in dominant follicle selection in cattle
105
Regulation of sperm storage and movement in the ruminant oviduct
257
Interaction of sperm with the zona pellucida during fertilization
267
specific roles of angiogenesis and action of prostaglandin F2
289
Inter and intracellular mechanisms of prostaglandin F2 action during corpus luteum regression in cattle
305
Endocrine actions of interferontau in ruminants
325
what will the future hold in a consumerfocused environmentallyconscious exportdriven marketplace?
341
Physiological differences and implications to reproductive management of Bos taurus and Bos indicus cattle in a tropical environment
357
Using basic approaches to address applied problems in dairy reproduction
377

Assessing gene function in the ruminant placenta
119
development of isolation culture and transplantation methodologies and their potential impacts on cattle production
133
Activation of the embryonic genome
145
The role of kisspeptin and gonadotropin inhibitory hormone GnIH in the seasonality of reproduction in sheep
159
Mammalian circannual pacemakers
171
Introduction of the George Eric Lamming Memorial Lecture
187
Mechanisms and pathobiology of ovulation
189
Follicle formation and activation
203
The roles of the ovarian extracellular matrix in fertility
217
Managing the dominant follicle in highproducing dairy cows
231
Molecular markers of sperm quality
247
Applying nutrition and physiology to improve reproduction in dairy cattle
387
Controlling the dominant follicle in beef cattle to improve estrous synchronization and early embryonic development
405
Causes and consequences of the variation in the number of ovarian follicles in cattle
421
lessons from the Spanish ibex Capra pyrenaica
431
Enhancing reproductive performance in domestic dairy water buffalo Bubalus bubalis
443
Gestation length in farmed reindeer
457
Unique strategies to control reproduction in camels
467
Abstract author index
475
Article Abstracts
481
Subject index
623
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M. F. Smith is a professor of animal sciences at the University of Missouri. He is the recipient of a number of teaching awards, including the American Society of Animal Science Distinguished Teaching Award and the University of Missouri Graduate Mentor Award. He lives in Columbia, Missouri. M. C. Lucy is a professor of Animal Science at the University of Missouri–Columbia and the Leader of the Animal Reproductive Biology Cluster. He is recipient of the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award, the ADSA Pfizer Animal Health Physiology Award, the ASAS Physiology and Endocrinology Award, and the Midwestern Section ASAS Outstanding Young Researcher Award. T. E. Spencer is a professor of Animal Science and an AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University.

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