Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xxvii
  2. Mina Alikani, Sasha Sadowy, Jacques Cohen
    Pages 1-31
  3. Isabelle Donnay
    Pages 57-94
  4. Alban Massip, S. P. Leibo
    Pages 121-138
  5. Barry Bavister
    Pages 139-155
  6. Deborah Taylor, Maria Tachataki
    Pages 157-177
  7. Erik Mullaart
    Pages 178-194
  8. Jayne M. Squirrell
    Pages 195-217
  9. Dorthe Viuff, Torben Greve, Preben Dybdahl Thomsen
    Pages 219-236
  10. Ann Van Soom, Marleen Boerjan, Kate Hardy
    Pages 237-266
  11. Kate Hardy, Sophie Spanos
    Pages 267-293
  12. Poul Maddox-Hyttel, Deborah Taylor, Dorthe Viuff, Ann Van Soom
    Pages 371-391
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 392-406

About this book


Thanks to enormous scientific efforts of the last decades, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and in vitro production (IVP) have now been introduced successfully in the practice of human infertility treatment and cattle breeding programs. This comprehensive book allows us to bridge the knowledge from both biomedical and veterinary fields of research.
For the first time, studies concerning the human embryo as well as embryos from domestic species are brought together. The central theme of the book is "the assessment of mammalian embryo quality". In 15 chapters, written by well-known scientists, different aspects of the assessment of mammalian embryo quality are summarized. Non-invasive and invasive techniques to evaluate embryo quality are separated in two parts.
In addition the book is provided with appendices on practical aspects and, thus, the book should be present in each laboratory for IVF and IVP.


Embryo Mammalia development fertility fish in vitro fertilization infertility morphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann Van Soom
    • 1
  • Marleen Boerjan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd HealthFaculty of Veterinary MedicineMerelbekeBelgium
  2. 2.Research and DevelopmentPas Reform Hatchery TechnologiesZeddamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3909-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0343-8
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