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dc.contributor.author Mordenti M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Di Biase A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sirri R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Modugno S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Tasselli A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-22T20:13:27Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-22T20:13:27Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.identifier.other IJA_64.2012.726
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/23179 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sexual maturity was induced in wild silver eel females of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) using a protocol similar to that successfully used for Anguilla japonica. Eels were injected for sixteen weeks with increasing doses of carp pituitary extract (10, 20, 30, and 40 mg CPE/kg body wt) and kept in natural light or completely dark conditions. In both groups, final oocyte maturation and ovulation were induced by injection of 17,20 h-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (DHP) at 2 mg/g body wt. All sixty eels turned out to be silver and actively migrant (58 in stage V and two in stage IV), showing a particularly high eye index (15.75±1.40), and distributed within three age classes (7-9 years). In the group kept in darkness, one of the four females ovulated 12 h after DHP injection in the thirteenth week. The remaining three females received the final (16th) CPE injection and ovulated 12-36 h after the DHP injection. In the group kept in light, two of the four females received the 16th CPE injection and ovulated 12-36 h after the DHP injection; the remaining two did not ovulate within 36 h post DHP injection. The total number of eggs released by the group kept in darkness (1,485,600) was significantly higher than that of the group kept in light (274,000). There was no mortality during the experiment. en_US
dc.format.extent 9 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 European eel (Anguilla anguilla) en_US
dc.subject artificial maturation en_US
dc.subject photoperiod en_US
dc.subject gonad development en_US
dc.subject eggs production 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 Induction of Sexual Maturation in Wild Female European Eels (Anguilla anguilla) in Darkness and Light en_US

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