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Cover for Reproductive system.

This chapter describes the anatomy of the ovaries and testes, sexual maturity, ovarian development, the oestrous cycle, fertilization, pregnancy, embryonic and fetal development, sex determination, lactation, genetics, inheritance and some reproductive and congenital conditions in cats and dogs.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Allium crops.

The genus Allium includes approximately 750-800 species of geophytes with bulbs or rhizomes. Many Allium species were domesticated millennia ago as important foods, and today >20 species, characterized by onion-garlic-like flavor due to cysteine sulfoxides, are consumed worldwide as condiments,...

Author(s)
Rabinowitch, H. D.; Goldstein, R. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crossing in oil palm: a manual.

This manual discusses first the history of cultivation and breeding, as well as the pollen and embryo sac biology, fertilization, germplasm and commercial crossing, of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Then, guidelines in health and safety issues relating to crossing in oil palm are given, followed by...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book
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Cover for Taxonomy, botany and physiology.

This chapter discusses the taxonomy of almond, including wild almond species, and describes the morphology of the root, canopy, bud and flower, fruit and kernel. Information is also given on the crop reproductive physiology, including flower initiation, flowering, pollination, fertilization, fruit...

Author(s)
Socias i Company, R.; Ansón, J. M.; Espiau, M. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Flowering, fruit set and development.

In this chapter, flower biology and fruit set in cherry, sweet (Prunus avium) and sour (Prunus avium), are examined, paying attention to the critical steps that result in failures in fruit set. For this purpose, a chronological timeline is followed. First, flower development is examined in relation ...

Author(s)
Herrero, M.; Rodrigo, J.; Wünsch, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The reproductive anatomy of the mare.

This chapter details the anatomy and function of the mare's reproductive system. The reproductive tract of the mare may be considered as a Y-shaped tubular organ with a series of constrictions along its length. The perineum, vulva, vagina and cervix can be considered as the outer protective...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Control of reproduction in the mare.

This chapter discusses the oestrous cycle of the mare that is divided into two sections of physiological and behavioural changes. The major physiological events associated with reproductive activity in the mare are endocrine changes, which in turn govern and drive the other physiological changes as ...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The anatomy and physiology of pregnancy in the mare.

This chapter discusses the anatomy of pregnancy in the mare and is divided into four sections namely fertilization, early embryo development, placentation and organ growth. Each section is presented in detail to gain a clear understanding on the mechanism of equine pregnancy, but our understanding...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Endocrine control of pregnancy in the mare.

This chapter discusses the endocrinological control of pregnancy in the mare and highlighted the two stages of gestation that is divided into early (fertilization to day 150) and late (day 150 to full term). It is evident that the control of pregnancy in the mare follows a similar but not identical ...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Developmental genetics.

Data regarding developmental genetics in the cattle are presented in this chapter. Topics covered include developmental stages of the cattle embryo, genetic control of preimplantation development, genetic regulation of implantation and placentation, genes involved in post-implantation development,...

Author(s)
Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter

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