Oogenesis, final oocyte maturation and ovulation, insects

Yael Heifetz, Uyen Tram

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Insects produce enormous numbers of progeny. To make this possible, the insect ovary is designed to create and mature eggs at a rapid and sustained rate and is responsive to environmental factors such nutrition, temperature, and mating status. Stimuli from mating, including tactile, seminal fluid, and sperm, induce ovulation and physiological changes in the female reproductive tract to support fertilization and oviposition.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Reproduction
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128151457
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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© 2018 Elsevier Inc.


  • Egg activation
  • Egg chamber
  • Egg-laying
  • Female reproductive tract
  • Nurse cells
  • Oocyte
  • Oogenesis
  • Ovariole
  • Ovary
  • Ovulation


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