12. Cellular, Molecular, and Genomic Mechanisms Regulating Testis Function in Livestock

  1. Zhihua Jiang1 and
  2. Troy L. Ott2
  1. Kyle Caires1,
  2. Jon Oatley2 and
  3. Derek McLean1

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780813810898.ch12

Reproductive Genomics in Domestic Animals

Reproductive Genomics in Domestic Animals

How to Cite

Caires, K., Oatley, J. and McLean, D. (2010) Cellular, Molecular, and Genomic Mechanisms Regulating Testis Function in Livestock, in Reproductive Genomics in Domestic Animals (eds Z. Jiang and T. L. Ott), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780813810898.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Animal Sciences, Center for Reproductive Biology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6351, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Dairy and Animal Sciences, Center for Reproductive Biology and Health, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Animal Sciences, Center for Reproductive Biology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6351, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Dairy and Animal Sciences, Center for Reproductive Biology and Health, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813817842

Online ISBN: 9780813810898

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Keywords:

  • cellular and genomic mechanisms- testis function regulation, in livestock;
  • testis development and sperm production - gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH);
  • GnRH - in producing follicle stimulating hormone (FSH);
  • germ cell differentiation factors - and regulating hormones;
  • ectopic subcutaneous testicular grafting-technique;
  • VEGFR-1 - inhibiting early embryogenic angiogenesis;
  • ectopic testis tissue grafting - male germ cells genetic manipulation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Spermatogenesis

  • Transcriptomics of testis in bulls

  • Reproductive genomics in boars

  • Future research directions

  • References