Development and Differentiation of Mammalian Germ Cells

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2023) | Viewed by 193

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Patricio J. Morales
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Guest Editor
Biomedical Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
Interests: sperm physiology; acrosome reaction; capacitation; infertility
Dr. Milene Kong
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Biology of Reproduction, Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
Interests: signaling pathway; acrosome reaction; capacitation
Dr. Héctor Zapata-Carmona
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Biology of Reproduction, Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
Interests: reproductive biology; signaling pathway; spermatogenesis; male infertility; in vitro fertilization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, titled “Development and Differentiation of Mammalian Germ Cells”, aims to create a collection of manuscripts providing new evidence available on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of mammalian germ cell differentiation.

Germ cells are essential for reproduction and the continuation of species. The germ cell development and differentiation are highly dynamic processes that span the animal’s life cycle. The germline life cycle begins in the gonad development during embryogenesis and continues during gametogenesis, leading to fully differentiated and mature gametes that fuse during fertilization.

There are many open questions regarding the development and differentiation of germ cells. Moreover, defects in these processes can lead to infertility. To provide an integrated view of these processes authors are invited to submit manuscripts that will advance the knowledge in the field of reproduction. This Special Issue will publish full research articles and comprehensive reviews. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following research areas:

  • Primordial germ cell migration;
  • Gonad development;
  • Oogenesis;
  • Spermatogenesis;
  • Fertilization.

Dr. Patricio J. Morales
Dr. Milene Kong
Dr. Héctor Zapata-Carmona
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cells is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • germ cells
  • mammalian gametogenesis
  • fertilization
  • infertility
  • mammalian gametes

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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