Endocrine evidence that silvering, a secondary metamorphosis in the eel, is a pubertal rather than a metamorphic event.

@article{Aroua2005EndocrineET,
  title={Endocrine evidence that silvering, a secondary metamorphosis in the eel, is a pubertal rather than a metamorphic event.},
  author={Salima Aroua and Monika Schmitz and Sylvie Baloche and Bernadette Vidal and Karine Rousseau and Sylvie Dufour},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={2005},
  volume={82 3-4},
  pages={221-32}
}
Silvering (transition from yellow to silver eel) has been traditionally considered as a metamorphosis in view of the numerous morphological, physiological and behavioral changes preparing the eel for the oceanic migration. However, some changes, such as increases in gonad weight and steroidogenesis, suggest that silvering could also be considered as a pubertal event. In order to assess which endocrine axis may be involved in the induction of silvering, we compared the profiles of pituitary and… CONTINUE READING
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