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Male genital ducts and copulatory appendages in Chondrichthyans


Jones, C and Walker, T and Bell, JD and Reardon, M and Ambrosio, C and Almeida, A and Hamlett, W, Male genital ducts and copulatory appendages in Chondrichthyans, Reproductive biology and phylogeny of Chondrichthyes: Sharks, Batoids and Chimaeras, Science Publishers Inc, William C Hamlett (ed), New Hampshire USA, pp. 361-393. ISBN 9781578083145 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]


Internal fertilization is universal in chondrichthyan fishes and, as such, requires a suite of biological activities, including behavioral, morphological and physiological mechanisms, to ensure successful copulation and fertilization. This volume correlates available data and ideas concerning the development, reproductive morphology, function, and phylogeny of chondrichthyan fishes. Coverage includes oogenesis, spermatogenesis, gestation, regulation of reproductive tract function, sperm storage, nutrient provision, placentation, and phylogeny. New and exciting data is presented including the idea that yolk sac viviparity is the plesiomorphic state rather than oviparity.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fish physiology and genetics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Bell, JD (Dr Justin Bell)
ID Code:82714
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-02-14
Last Modified:2013-06-04

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