Endocrine Sex Differentiation in Fish

T. J. Pandian

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May 7, 2013 by CRC Press
Reference - 318 Pages - 6 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466575608 - CAT# K16716

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Features

  • Provides a reference that specifically focuses on endocrine sex differentiation in fish
  • Covers endocrine sex reversal and xenogenesis
  • Comprehensively indexed by species and by author, as well as by topic

Summary

Of all vertebrates, fish exhibit unparalleled diversity of sexual plasticity and flexibility, ranging from gonochorism to unisexualism, and exceptional patterns of functional hermaphroditism. Fish farming and monosex aquaculture have led to reproductive dysfunction with males producing less milt, and females failing to ovulate and spawn. This book brings together relevant information on the role of the endocrine system on sexual differentiation in fish, and bridges the gap between molecular endocrinologists and fishery scientists.