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dc.contributor.author Turan, Funda en_US
dc.contributor.author Cek, Sehriban en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T20:21:58Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T20:21:58Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Turan, F., & Cek, S. (2007). Masculinization of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Treated with Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 59(4), 224-229. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19235 en_US
dc.description.abstract The present paper describes the effects of Tribulus terrestris, a masculinization agent, on the sex reversal of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. One-day-old hatchlings were immersed in water containing an extract of T. terrestris at a rate of 0, 3, 6, or 9 g/30 l water for 30 days. The 9 g treatment resulted in 80.42% male populations. Morphological and histological examinations of the gonads in all groups revealed no intersex fish. Histological examination of fish treated with T. terrestris revealed no damage to the testes or ovaries. Despite differences in sex ratio, growth rate, ovaries, and testes, fish treated with T. terrestris were histologically similar to fish from the control groups. Survival ranged from 72% in the 3 g group to 80% in the 9 g during treatment and did not significantly differ from the control (p>0.05). The best growth was obtained in the 9 g treatment. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 pages en_US
dc.publisher Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh en_US
dc.subject African catfish, Clarias gariepinus, Tribulus terrestris, sex reversal, histology, growth en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Masculinization of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Treated with Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) en_US

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