Alpha Science International, c2008
Includes bibliographical references and index
Other editors: Jacky J. Cosson, Kevin Coward, Gholamreza Rafiee
Aside from their immense importance in intensive commercial aquaculture, chondrostean and teleostean fishes are vital laboratory animals and are widely used by reproductive physiologists as model species. Over recent years, the control of fertility in commercially-important fish has become a subject of great economic importance in terms of manipulating valuable fisheries resources by adopting broodstock management strategies appropriate to the reproductive traits of the species concerned. This book, with chapters written by the worlds leading authorities, reflects the theoretical and practical importance of studies concerning the reproductive physiology of male broodfish. Significant advances and future trends in global research in fish spermatology are presented and discussed in four sections: General Biology: Principles and Practices Gonadal Development and Spermatogenesis Physiology and Biochemistry Aquaculture.
Foreword / Preface / Contributors / Sperm Morphology and Ultrastructure in Fish / Methods to Analyse the Movements of Fish Spermatozoa and their Flagella / Testis Development, its Hormonal Regulation and Spermiation Induction in Teleost Fish / The Regulation of Spermatogenesis in Fish: Recent Cellular and Molecular Approaches / Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Testicular Functions / Chemical Composition of Seminal Plasma and its Physiological Relationships with Sperm Motility, Fertilizing Capacity and Cryopreservation Success in Fish / Energy Metabolism and Respiration in Fish Spermatozoa / Molecular Mechanisms of the Activation of Flagellar Motility in Sperm / The Motility Apparatus of Fish Spermatozoa / Mechanisms of Egg Activation at Fertilization in Teleost Fish: Cellular and Molecular Approaches / Variability of Sperm Quality after Cryopreservation in Fish / Fish Spermatology: Implications for Aquaculture Management / Index.
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