Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 15


Owen P. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Advances in Animal Science and Zoology
BISAC: SCI070000

Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 15 begins by presenting the main advances of artificial insemination and timed artificial insemination, highlighting the technical parameters, advantages, and influencing factors in an effort to discuss practical and current strategies for the improvement of the herd via artificial insemination programs.

Following this, the authors provide current knowledge on the influence of insecticide resistance in Culex quinquefasciatus in India, as well as the governing molecular mechanisms including gene interactions and gene regulation. The potential impact of the latest findings on aspects of research in the field, associated issues and probable solutions is also addressed.

A study on eusocial Hymenoptera, a large order of insect, is included. The factors that determine castes are addressed, and the varying methods of initiation of reproduction by workers in primitive and advanced eusocial species are outlined.

This compilation goes on to discuss Mycoplasma synoviae, an important poultry pathogen that causes airsacculitis, synovitis, and eggshell apex abnormalities. M. synoviae infections cause significant economic losses to the poultry industry due to the culling of birds, increased carcass condemnation and decreased egg production.

The authors review the most relevant scientific contributions to the understanding of brain mechanisms related to working memory using macaques as a study model. The neurophysiological mechanisms of working memory in the macaque have been thoroughly explored, which has given rise to unprecedented advances in the understanding of the neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie this type of memory in other mammals, including humans.

The conclusion centers on the utmost task of a biologist: knowing the taxonomic status of the organism on which the study is focused. A taxonomist fulfills this task by distinguishing the salient characteristics of the organism concerned, giving it an appropriate name and placing it to taxonomic hierarchies.



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Medical Advances in Artificial Insemination in Cattle
(Fábio Morotti, Marcela Bortoletto Cerezetti, Elis Lorenzetti, Denis Vinicius Bonato and Marcelo Marcondes Seneda, Laboratório de Reprodução Animal [REPROA], DCV-CCA-UEL, Londrina, Parana, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Multiple Insecticide Resistance in Culex quinquefasciatus: Impact and Associated Mechanisms
(Roopa Rani Samal, Aarti Sharma and Sarita Kumar, Department of Zoology, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 3. Factors That Affect Reproductive States in Female Eusocial Hymenoptera
(Hideto Yoshimura and Ken Sasaki, Division of Agro-Environment Research, Tohoku Agricultural Research Center, NARO, Morioka, Iwate, Japan, and others)

Chapter 4. Mycoplasma synoviae
(Muhammad Akbar Shahid, Somayeh Kordafshari, Ling Zhu, Mian Muhammad Awais,
Sadeeq ur Rahman, Muhammad Farooq Tahir and Muhammad Irfan Anwar, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan, and others)

Chapter 5. Working Memory in the Rhesus Macaque
(Ignacio Ramírez-Salado, Manuel Alejandro Cruz-Aguilar and Trilce María Fernanda Ortega-Hernández, Dirección de Investigaciones en Neurociencias, Laboratorio de Cronobiología y Sueño, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz, Mexico City, Mexico)

Chapter 6. Molecular Taxonomy: Identifying Species through Morphology to Molecular Parameters
(Arvind K. Singh, PhD, Genetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)


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