Functional Avian Endocrinology
Functional Avian Endocrinology provides a comprehensive review of the current state of research into all aspects relating to hormones in birds, how they respond and adapt to their natural environment, and domestic poultry, aimed at improving commercial production and breeding.
Many of the advances in avian endocrinology have been possible through the development of research tools. Perhaps the most important and recent of these is DNA microarray technology, which makes it possible to identify novel genes underlying endocrine function.
The first section of this book describes this technique and illustrates the way this technology is being used to open up new opportunities for avian endocrinologists. Further sections cover neuroendocrinology, behaviour, seasonality, reproduction, stress, ontogeny of the endocrine system, and the possible consequences of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.
Genomic tools for endocrine research
Functional genomics of the avian pineal gland
Transcriptional profiling in liver of hormonally
Gene expression profiling in the developing
Gonadotrophin releasing and inhibiting hormones
Structure action and functional significance of GnIH
GnRH photorefractoriness and breeding
Endocrine disrupting chemicals
Impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on sexual
Ovarian growth and differentiation factors
The inhibinactivin system and ovarian folliculo
Behaviour and reproductive strategies
Activitydependent regulation of seasonal neuro
Modulation of steroiddependent male sexual
Reproductive neuroendocrine circuitry
The possible role of the lateral septal organ in
Photoperiodic time measurement
Effects of food availability on the reproductive system
Nonphotoperiodic seasonality in a tropical songbird
Functions of melatonin
Melatonin regulation of clock genes in birds
action activity adult analysis associated availability avian behavior Biology birds brain breeding cDNA cells changes chick chicken circadian clock Comparative concentrations corticosterone cues decrease differentiation dose effects elevated embryonic endocrine Endocrinology environmental estrogen evidence experiments exposure expression factor female follicles function gene gene expression GnIH GnRH GnRH-I gonadal granulosa growth hormone hormone hypothalamus hypothyroid increase indicate induced inhibin involved Japanese quail Journal levels light male mechanisms melatonin microarrays Molecular mRNA nest neural neurons nucleus observed pattern peptide period photoperiod photorefractoriness Physiology pituitary plasma population preference present production protein receptors regression regulation relative release reproductive Research response retina rhythms role Science seasonal secretion sequence sexual showed shown significant similar song sparrow species steroid stimulation stress studies suggests thyroid tissues transcription treatment University vitro Wingfield zebra finches