Genetic Sex Differentiation in Fish  book cover
1st Edition

Genetic Sex Differentiation in Fish

ISBN 9781578087990
Published June 5, 2012 by CRC Press
236 Pages 11 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A comprehensive study of sex differentiation gonochoric and hermaphroditic fishes, this book examines sex chromosomes and sex determining genes, emphasizing the need to search for more than one sex-determining gene residing on different chromosomes. It traces the origin of hermaphrodites from secondary gonochores and explains the conservation of homologous sex differentiation and steroid receptor genes among gonochores and hermaphrodites. The author identifies the optimal broodstock size and the appropriate candidate species for bait. He shows that the analysis of steriles and mutants has demonstrated the value of fishes as a system for genetic dissection of human development and diseases.

Table of Contents

Sex Determination
Patterns of Sex Differentiation
Impact of New Techniques

Differentiation in Gonochores
Sex Chromosomes
Sex Determining Genes
Sex Differentiation Genes
Sex Steroid Receptor Genes
Gonadal Differentiation
Model Fshes
Genetic Cascades
Gonadal Ducts
Puberty and Maturation
Acrosomeless Sperm and Micropylar Eggs
Secondary Sex Characters
Morphotypes and Differentiation
Reproductive Senescence
Stem Cells and Germ Cells

Differentiation in Hermaphrodites
Patterns of Hermaphroditism
Simultaneous Hermaphrodites
Sex Changing Hermaphrodites
Structural and Temporal Costs
Sex Chromosomes and Genes
Sex Differentiation Genes
Gonadal Differentiation
Morphotypes and Differentiation

Strelity and Mutants
Abnormals and Steriles

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Pandian\, T. J.