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Effects of various hormones on the sexual maturity of European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) females from farm and lakes

Müller, T. and Váradi, B. and Horn, P. and Bercsényi, M. (2003) Effects of various hormones on the sexual maturity of European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) females from farm and lakes. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 54 (3-4). pp. 313-322. ISSN 0236-5383

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Abstract

Previously described and alternative methods of the induction of sexual maturation in the European eel were investigated. Weekly administrations of a gonadoliberin agonist (GnRH-A=D-Phe6-GnRH-Ea) did not induce statistically significant effect on the gonads of treated eels in none of the dosages used (0.1 µg and 10 µg/fish). Carp pituitary extract and carp pituitary extract together with a dopamine antagonist caused considerable external changes (increase in eye size) and significant gonadal development in two treatment groups: wild and cultivated stocks. The induction of the ovulation by double amount of CP and gonadoliberin agonist with dopamine antagonist mixture was not successful in a wild stock. Fertilisation of stripped eggs of farm eel was attempted unsuccessfully in, due to low egg quality. An advanced phase of the sexual maturation process could be induced in specimen infected by Anguillicola crassus indicating, that nematode infection is not a limiting factor in the artificial propagation of the European eel.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 16:01
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 16:01
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/69844

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