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Title: Cryopreservation of Pike Perch Sperm in Hatchery Conditions 
Author: Bokor, Zoltan; Horvath, Akos; Horvath, Laszio; Urbany, Bela
Date: 2008
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Bokor, Z., Horvath, A., Horvath, L., & Urbany, B. (2008). Cryopreservation of Pike Perch Sperm in Hatchery Conditions. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 60(3), 168-171.
Abstract: Experiments were carried out on pike perch (Sander lucioperca L.) to find a method for stripping sperm without contamination by urine, to determine sperm concentration, and to fertilize large batches of eggs with cryopreserved sperm. Induced spawning technology for pike perch, an important predator fish species in Hungarian and central-eastern European pond aquaculture, has been developed only recently. Sperm cryopreservation can be an important tool for several reasons including the simplification of hatchery work and long-term preservation of genomes of males with high genetic value. In the present study, sperm was stripped without urine contami- nation, improving sperm quality, and large amounts of eggs were fertilized using 0.25 ml sperm, resulting in hatching percentages of 55±3% for 30-g batches of eggs and 87% for a 50-g batch.
Series/Report No.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Pages/Duration: 4 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19256
Keywords: pike perch, cryopreservation, sperm
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Periodicals.

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