The Follicular Phase
Luteolysis causes the initiation of the follicular
Luteolysis causes the corpus luteum to
Progesterone secretion from the corpus luteum
Estrous cycle-the physiologic events that occur
between successive periods of sexual
receptivity (estrus or heat) and/or ovulations.
the time period between one estrus (heat) and
The estrous cycle consists of
Reproductive Physiology of
Female Reproductive Tract
Sequence of events starting
with the embryonic
development of the
After birth, growth and maturity
lead to puberty the stage in li
Male Reproductive Tract
Basic Sperm Production
Primary role of the male
reproductive system involves
the production of fertile
and other secretory products
(epididymal fluid and
seminal plasma) contribute
There are fundamental differences between
the female and male hypothalamus.
These differences are established prenatally and
remain throughout the reproductive life time.
During prenatal devel
Study Guide AGRI 616
Reproductive Physiology Ch. 3 Male Reproductive Tract
1. What are the major structures of the male reproductive tract?
2. What general supportive functions are provided by the spermatic cord?
3. What anatomical structures are located
Regulation of Reproduction
Reproduction is regulated by interaction
These two systems interact to initiate,
coordinate, and regulate all reproductive
The Luteal Phase
Lasts from the time of ovulation until
luteolysis of the corpus luteum.
Includes metestrus and diestrus
The dominant ovarian hormone during the
luteal phase is progesterone.
The luteal phase consists of:
AGRI 616 Study Guide
Ch. 2 Female Reproductive Tract
1. Know the major structures of the female reproductive tract.
Ovaries, Oviducts, Uterus, Cervix, Vagina, External genitalia
2. Know the name of the area or anatomical structure which provides separatio
For spermatozoa to be produced:
Adequate GnRH secretion from the hypothalamus
FSH and LH secretion from the anterior pituitary
Secretion of gonadal hormones