Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Special Issue

Advances in Bat’s Reproduction

  • Submission Deadline: 10 February 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Edith Arenas Ríos
About This Special Issue
Most of the articles that have been published on reproduction in bats had been mainly covering the reproductive ecophysiology in males and females.

Many years researchers, scholars of the bats, focused on gathering this information, because it lacked even the same.

However recently they have published many articles which purpose is to explain the physiology and biochemistry of the reproductive processes that in bats are extraordinary, because many species of bats are completely out of the report for most mammals.

The present proposal of special issue entitled "Advances in reproduction in bats" aims to bring together the physiological and biochemical studies that address many of the reproductive aspects of male and female bats that are as diverse and interesting.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Edith Arenas Ríos

    Biology of Reproduction Department, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City, Mexico

Published Articles
  • Relationship Between the Amount of Subcutaneous Fat, Testicular Morphometry, Epididymis and Some Sperm Parameters in Leptonycteris yerbabuenae Bat Before, During and After Mating

    Martínez-Coronel Matías , Munguía-Pérez Alma Alicia , Arenas-Ríos Edith

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, February 2015
    Pages: 22-27
    Received: 26 January 2015
    Accepted: 26 January 2015
    Published: 5 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2015030101.14
    Abstract: Studies in reproductive age mammals show that the increase in fat content is inversely related to sperm quality in response to a decrease in testosterone levels. In turn the decrease in androgen concentration is related to morphophysiological involution in the testis and epididymis. However, the bat Leptonycteris yerbabuenae increases the body fat ... Show More
  • Gamma GlutamylTranspeptidase Activity Determination in Epididymis of Corynorhinusmexicanus Bat Throughout Its Annual Cycle

    Arenas-Ríos Edith , Rosado Adolfo , Rodríguez-Tobón Ernesto , Rodríguez-Tobón Ahiezer , León-Galván Miguel Ángel

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, February 2015
    Pages: 8-12
    Received: 28 January 2015
    Accepted: 29 January 2015
    Published: 27 February 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2015030101.12
    Abstract: GGT initiates the degradation of both oxidized and reduced glutathione at the cell surface by cleaving the unique gamma glutamyl bond. The successive hydrolysis of oxidized or reduced CysGly by aminopeptidase or dipeptidase releases Gly, and cysteine/cysteine is recovered for intracellular synthesis of glutathione. In addition, GGT plays a major ph... Show More
  • Abandoned Mines Used as Roosts for Reproduction by Townsend’s Big-Eared Bats (Corynorhinus townsendii) in a Protected Area in the Central Highlands of Mexico

    León-Galván Miguel Angel , Rodríguez-Tobón Ahiezer , Cano Espinoza José Sulim , Guzman Ledesma Beatriz Samantha , Guevara-Chumacero Luis Manuel , Leyequien Abarca Lissette

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, February 2015
    Pages: 13-21
    Received: 11 February 2015
    Accepted: 11 February 2015
    Published: 27 February 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2015030101.13
    Abstract: In Chihuahuan Desert arid zone, particularly the states of Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, Mexico, have been distinguished by its large mining activity, however, many of these mines are disuse, becoming potential refuges for various species of cave bats. Monitoring the potential roosts by Corynorhinus townsendii was made within the system of mines i... Show More
  • Epididymal Sperm Maturation in Bats with Prolonged Sperm Storage

    Rodríguez-Tobón Ahiezer , León-Galván Miguel A. , Arenas-Ríos Edith

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, February 2015
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 28 January 2015
    Accepted: 6 February 2015
    Published: 16 February 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2015030101.11
    Abstract: Epididymal sperm maturation is the process through which sperm acquire the potential to fertilize the egg. For most mammals, studies report that this process is completed before the sperm enter the cauda region of the epididymis; however, in some bat species, such as the Mexican big-eared bat (Corynorhinus mexicanus), this does not occur, as the pr... Show More