Ovarian gene transcription and effect of cadmium pre-exposure during artificial sexual maturation of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla)

@article{Pierron2009OvarianGT,
  title={Ovarian gene transcription and effect of cadmium pre-exposure during artificial sexual maturation of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla)},
  author={Fabien Pierron and Magalie Baudrimont and Sylvie Dufour and Pierre Elie and Ang{\'e}lique Bossy and Magalie Lucia and Jean-Charles Massabuau},
  journal={BioMetals},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={985-994}
}
European eels are dangerously threatened with extinction. Recent advances tend to show that pollution could, in addition to other already identified factors, contribute to this drama. In a previous report, cadmium (Cd) pre-exposure was found to strongly stimulate the pituitary-liver-gonad axis of maturing female silver eels, leading, lastly, to oocytes atresia and eels mortality. The present work was performed to get more insights into the effects of Cd pre-exposure on eels’ ovaries. The… CONTINUE READING