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The Biology of Reproduction

By Giuseppe Fusco, Alessandro Minelli

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Reproduction is a fundamental feature of life, it is the way life persists across the ages. This book offers new, wider vistas on this fundamental biological phenomenon, exploring how it works through the whole tree of life. It explores facets such as asexual reproduction, parthenogenesis, sex determination and reproductive investment, with a taxonomic coverage extended over all the main groups - animals, plants including 'algae', fungi, protists and bacteria. It collates into one volume perspectives from varied disciplines - including zoology, botany, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, animal and plant physiology, and ethology - integrating information into a common language. Crucially, the book aims to identify the commonalties among reproductive phenomena, while demonstrating the diversity even amongst closely related taxa. Its integrated approach makes this a valuable reference book for students and researchers, as well as an effective entry point for deeper study on specific topics.

Product code: 9781108731713

ISBN 9781108731713
Publisher Cambridge University Press
No. of pages 490
Dimensions H245xW174xS24
Offering insights into the biology of reproduction through the whole tree of life, this book is rigorous yet accessible. The integrated approach enables readers from different disciplines to access the commonalities across phenomena. It is ideal for students and researchers in biology, and those looking for an entry point to deeper study.