Histological and ultrastructural evidence for the role of gonadal steroid hormones in sex change in the protogynous wrasse Thalassoma duperrey

@article{Nakamura2004HistologicalAU,
  title={Histological and ultrastructural evidence for the role of gonadal steroid hormones in sex change in the protogynous wrasse Thalassoma duperrey},
  author={Masaru Nakamura and Thomas F. Hourigan and Kohei Yamauchi and Yoshitaka Nagahama and E. Gordon Grau},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={117-136}
}
SynopsisThe process of sex change in the protogynous wrasse, Thalassoma duperrey, was investigated through histological and ultrastructural observations on the gonads of females changing sex to male. Changes in plasma steroid levels concomitant with structural changes were measured by radioimmunoassay. The process of sex change from ovary to testis was divided into six stages on the basis of changes in the structure of the germinal and somatic elements. Ovaries of females were filled with… Expand
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