Rosa Maria Cal

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A consensus microsatellite-based linkage map of the turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) was constructed from two unrelated families. The mapping panel was derived from a gynogenetic family of 96 haploid embryos and a biparental diploid family of 85 full-sib progeny with known linkage phase. A total of 242 microsatellites were mapped in 26 linkage groups, six(More)
Short-term storage over several days as well as cryopreservation of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) sperm were studied. Two extenders, Ringer 200 and artificial seminal liquid (ASL2), are suggested for scmcn collection in order to avoid the deleterious effect of urine contamination, and for the purpose of short-term storage between 0 and 15°C. Oxygen(More)
The Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) is a flatfish that exhibits severe reproductive dysfunctions in captivity. This study aimed at investigating the existence of a dopamine (DA) inhibitory tone on the reproductive axis of this species. Four groups of Senegalese sole breeders were treated with, saline (controls, CNT), the DA antagonist pimozide (PIM, 5(More)
This study was carried out to compare key haematological features of diploid (2n) and triploid (3n) turbot as a first step towards the assessment of the ability of 3n turbot to withstand sub-optimal culture conditions. Morphometric indices of erythrocytes were determined on blood smears by light microscopy. Triploidy significantly (P<0.001) increased all(More)
Gynogenesis was assessed by different methods in 2 families of gynogenetic offspring in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). Karyotype analysis in embryos and larvae demonstrated high accuracy in estimation of ploidy level, but performance was uneven given the low quality and number of plates obtained. The use of silver staining to estimate the number of nucleoli(More)
Gene expression analysis by reverse transcription quantitative PCR (qPCR) is the most widely used method for analyzing the expression of a moderate number of genes and also for the validation of microarray results. Several issues are crucial for a successful qPCR study, particularly the selection of internal reference genes for normalization and efficiency(More)
The use of triploid fish may be of interest in research, e.g. study of how this condition affects the size and activity of cells. In addition, triploid fish are sterile and production of triploids in fish species that are marketed after reaching sexual maturity may be of economic interest. In the present study, the effects of triploidy on the activity of(More)
While flatfish in the wild exhibit a pronounced countershading of the dorso-ventral pigment pattern, malpigmentation is commonly observed in reared animals. In fish, the dorso-ventral pigment polarity is achieved because a melanization inhibition factor (MIF) inhibits melanoblast differentiation and encourages iridophore proliferation in the ventrum. A(More)
Controlling sex ratios is essential for the aquaculture industry, especially in those species with sex dimorphism for relevant productive traits, hence the importance of knowing how the sexual phenotype is established in fish. Turbot, a very important fish for the aquaculture industry in Europe, shows one of the largest sexual growth dimorphisms amongst(More)
Apoptosis was monitored in male and female diploid and triploid turbot encompassing a full gametogenic cycle. Results indicate that apoptosis is involved in the normal regulation of spermatogenesis progression and male germ cell fate, and provide the first evidence that the differential effects of triploidy on gonadal development include the induction of(More)