Gonadal Analysis

  • Y . Kim, K . A . Ashton - Alcox
  • Published 2004


This document describes the procedures for determining the reproductive stage of oysters, mytilid mussels, and dreissenid mussels collected for NOAA's National Status and Trends Mussel Watch Program. Analyses are conducted on paraffin-embedded tissues sectioned at a 5-μm thickness and stained using a pentachrome staining procedure. Each slide is examined microscopically to determine the animal's sex and stage of gonadal development. A semi-quantitative ranking is assigned.

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@inproceedings{Kim2004GonadalA, title={Gonadal Analysis}, author={Y . Kim and K . A . Ashton - Alcox}, year={2004} }