Photoperiod effects on the expression of kisspeptin and gonadotropin genes in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, during first maturation.

@article{Cowan2012PhotoperiodEO,
  title={Photoperiod effects on the expression of kisspeptin and gonadotropin genes in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, during first maturation.},
  author={Mairi E. Cowan and Andrew Davie and Herv{\'e} Migaud},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={163 1},
  pages={82-94}
}
In order to investigate the potential role of the kisspeptin system in the entrainment of reproduction in Atlantic cod, qPCR assays were developed for kiss2 and its receptor kissr4. mRNA expression was monitored in the brain over a full reproductive cycle in 2 populations of males and females: 1) a maturing population (exposed to simulated natural photoperiod, SNP) and 2) a maturation inhibited population (exposed to constant light, LL). Pituitary expression of gonadotropin subunit mRNA (fsh… CONTINUE READING
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