In vitro effect of mammalian pituitary hormones on germinal vesicle breakdown in oocytes of major carps, Labeo rohita, Cirrhinus mrigala, Catla catla and Cyprinus carpio.

Among all the mammalian pituitary hormones, luteinizing hormone (LH) was the most potent in vitro inducer of oocyte maturation in L. rohita, C. mrigala, C. catla and C. carpio. It induced significant germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) at concentrations of 10, 1, 0.1 and 0.01 micrograms/ml. At the highest concentration used, LH induced 77.9 +/- 5.9, 73.8… (More)