Oogenesis and plasma levels of sex steroids in cultured females of brown trout (Salmo trutta Linnaeus, 1758) in Chile
Naturalized brown trout populations in Chile are a valuable genetic resource with aquaculture potential. The oogenesis of a three-year-old brown trout cultured population was studied in southern Chile. Gonadosomatic index (GSI), oocyte growth, gonadal microscopic characteristics, and plasma levels of estradiol-17? (E2), testosterone (T), and 17?-hydroxyprogesterone (17?-HP) were measured bimonthly for a nine-month period before spawning. The maximum GSI level (22%) was similar to that described for other salmonids, although it was reached in May, more than one month before the population started spawning. Oocyte growth increases strongly from January when diameter reaches more than 1 mm. The vitellogenic period (six-seven months) is consistent with the long vitellogenesis, described for salmonid females maturing at three years old. E2 shows a slow increase from November, reaching its peak value in March (65.2 ± 0.7 ng/ml), during maximal vitellogenic activity. T increases as oogenesis progresses, reaching a maximum of 90 ± 20 ng/ml during May, and falling considerably during ovulation. Following a typical pattern of progestogens in salmonid oogenesis, 17?-HP stays at basal levels during most of oogenesis, but experiences a strong surge (2.0 ± 0.4 ng/ml) just before ovulation. © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
|Título según WOS:||Oogenesis and plasma levels of sex steroids in cultured females of brown trout (Salmo trutta Linnaeus, 1758) in Chile|
|Título según SCOPUS:||Oogenesis and Plasma Levels of Sex Steroids in Cultured Females of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta Linnaeus, 1758) in Chile|
|Título de la Revista:||JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ZOOLOGY|
|Fecha de publicación:||2003|
|Página de inicio:||60|