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Comparative gonad histology and semen quality of normal (XY) and neo‐males (XX) of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

de Castro, PL and Patil, JG 2019 , 'Comparative gonad histology and semen quality of normal (XY) and neo‐males (XX) of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)' , Aquaculture Research , pp. 1-10 , doi: 10.1111/are.14271.

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Abstract

With an overarching objective of improving the hatchery production of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) all‐female progeny, this study comparatively evaluated the reproductive parameters between normal (genotype XY) and neo‐males (genotype XX). Four normal (XY) and seven neo‐ (XX) males, from the same brood stock, distinguished by their ability to or lack of expressing semen, respectively, were comparatively evaluated. The left testicular lobe was used for histomorphometric analyses, while the right for semen collection and sperm quality analyses. Histomorphometric observations revealed that neo‐male testes are irregularly shaped, and have poorly formed seminiferous ducts, higher proportions of interstitial tissue and lower gonadosomatic index (p p

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:de Castro, PL and Patil, JG
Keywords: Atlantic salmon, neomale, CASA, sperm, computer-assisted semen analysis, fish reproduction, gonadal development, gonadal histology of fish, monosex in aquaculture
Journal or Publication Title: Aquaculture Research
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1355-557X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/are.14271
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Copyright 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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