Reproductive endocrinology in chondrichthyans: the present and the future.

@article{Awruch2013ReproductiveEI,
  title={Reproductive endocrinology in chondrichthyans: the present and the future.},
  author={Cynthia A. Awruch},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={192},
  pages={60-70}
}
The class Chondrichthyes, that includes Elasmobranchii and Holocephali, is a diverse group of fish occupying a key position at the base of vertebrate evolution. Their evolutionary success is greatly attributed to their wide range of reproductive strategies controlled by different endocrine mechanics. As in other vertebrates, hormonal control of reproduction in chondrichthyans is mediated by the neuropeptide gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) that regulates the brain control of gonadal… CONTINUE READING

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