Induced oogenesis of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) in freshwater condition.

@article{Horvth2011InducedOO,
  title={Induced oogenesis of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) in freshwater condition.},
  author={L. Horv{\'a}th and Csaba Sz{\'e}kely and Zs Boczon{\'a}di and Edina M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and Mikl{\'o}s Bercs{\'e}nyi and B{\'e}la Urb{\'a}nyi and Tam{\'a}s M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Acta biologica Hungarica},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={485-8}
}
European eel is a catadromous fish species, which means that after living in freshwater premature individuals adapt to sea water, and migrate to the Sargasso Sea for spawning. Although male eel can be sexually matured even in freshwater, to date, it was believed that female eel can be matured only in seawater. Here we show that the process of sexual maturation may be induced in freshwater by treating female eels with carp pituitary (GSI = 9.87 ± 1.55%). It is thus proposed that seawater… CONTINUE READING

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