By Tess Gerritsen
Scientific resident Dr. Abby Matteo is elated while the elite cardiac transplant crew at Boston's Bayside health facility faucets her as a possible recruit. yet confronted with a tormenting life-and-death choice, Abby is helping direct a crash victim's harvested middle to a loss of life teen — rather than the rich older lady who used to be purported to obtain it. The repercussions go away Abby shaken and plagued with self-doubt.
Suddenly, a brand new middle looks, and the woman's transplant is finished. Then Abby makes a poor discovery. The donor files were falsified — the recent middle has now not come in the course of the right channels. Defying the hospital's calls for for silence, she starts her personal research that finds a murderous, unthinkable conspiracy. each flow Abby makes spawns a vicious backlash...and on a boat anchored within the waters of Boston harbor, the grisly fact lies waiting.
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During the past 25 years, a number of reviews have appeared on the subject of the reproductive endocrinology of fishes and related topics. They show that what is needed is information specifically dealing with endocrine influences on gestation, copulation, motheryoung relations, the development of placenta-like structures, superfetation, parturition, etc. Unfortunately, there are few pertinent original papers and reviews. Pickford and Atz (1957, pp. 216-222) reviewed the evidence for pituitary control over viviparity in fishes up to 1956.
Viviparity also may be advantageous in environments with changing local conditions. Live bearers’ broods are portable, and they are easily moved away from place where conditions are deteriorating (Baylis, 1981). Viviparity may facilitate dispersal or recolonization, inasmuch as a single pregnant female has the potential to colonize a new environment. Finally, viviparity offers the advantages of parental care with none of the constraints on mobility so often associated with the care of offspring.
Approximately 3% of all the teleost families have viviparous members, but 57% of those with internal fertilization are viviparous (Wourms, 1981; Gross and Sargent, 1985). Similarly, 65% of the chondrichthyan species, all of which display internal fertilization, are viviparous (cf. Section I,A,l). Attempts to identify ecological conditions that favor viviparity in 28 JOHN P. WOURMS ET AL. fishes have led to some general observations regarding the relationship between ecology and viviparity and the maternal-embryonic relationship.