1st Edition

Genetic Sex Differentiation in Fish

By T. J. Pandian Copyright 2012
    226 Pages 11 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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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