Editor: Edith Arenas-Ríos

Series Title: Frontiers in Reproductive Science

Reproductive Biology, Physiology and Biochemistry of Male Bats

Volume 1

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $105
Printed Copy: US $86
Library License: US $156
ISSN: 2588-8374 (Print)
ISSN: 2588-8382 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-555-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-554-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810855481170101


This monograph explains the physiological, biochemical and behavioral processes of male bat reproduction. Chapters cover spermatogenesis, sperm ultrastructure, reproductive homeostasis, apoptotic processes, sperm maturation, sperm storage in female bats, and sexual selection processes.

The volume also presents studies focused on the reproductive physiology of Mexican cave bat species.

This monograph is a suitable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers interested in chiropteran reproductive biology.


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List of Contributors

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Ultrastructure of Spermatogenesis and Sperm of Bats

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Mateus Rodrigues Beguelini, Sebastião Roberto Taboga, Eliana Morielle-Versute
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Male Reproductive Hormonal Regulation in Bats and the Variations Associated with Testicular Regression

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Mateus Rodrigues Beguelini, Sebastião Roberto Taboga, Eliana Morielle-Versute
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Relationship Between Subcutaneous Fat and Reproductive Activity in Males of Leptonycteris yerbabuenae in Los Laguitos Cave, Chiapas, Mexico

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Matías Martínez-Coronel, Yolanda Hortelano-Moncada, Violeta Corral, Laura Cuevas
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Evidence of Apoptosis in the Testicular Blood Vessels of Corynorhinus mexicanus Bats Characterized by Seasonal Reproduction

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Miguel Angel Leon-Galvan, Ahiezer Rodríguez-Tobon, Rosa Maria Vigueras-Villasenor
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Epididymal Sperm Maturation in Bats

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Edith Arenas-Ríos, Ahiezer Rodríguez-Tobon, Miguel Angel Leon- Galvan
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Mechanisms of Sperm-Storage in Female Reproductive Tract in Bats

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Amitabh Krishna, Vikas Kumar Roy
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Sperm Competition and Cryptic Female Choice in Bats

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C. Ruth Archer, Teri J. Orr, David J. Hosken
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Subject Index

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