Special Issue "Advances in Reproductive Biology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015)
Reproduction is a fundamental feature of all living creatures. The biological study of reproduction is a hotly debated issue. Emerging topics include spermatogenesis, oogenesis, the biology of embryonic stem cells, environmental effects on reproductive potential, adverse intrauterine/gametogenesis environment and gamete/embryo-fetal origins of diseases, endocrine disruptor on the health of parents and offspring, and epigenetic effects on reproductive and developmental processes. Most functional organs and bodily systems initiate to develop early in gestation but become fully mature only after birth. Embryonic and fetal periods are clearly vulnerable to environmental factors, despite the short periods of exposure. Prenatal and early postnatal events increase the risk of some diseases in later life including diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension, etc. This Special Issue will focus on the physiology and pathophysiology of gametogenesis and embryogenesis, assisted reproductive technology, and, gamete/embryo-fetal origins of diseases.
Prof. Dr. Hefeng Huang
Professor Robert J Norman
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- assisted reproductive technology
- gamete/embryo-fetal origins of diseases