Sex differentiation in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.): morphological and gene expression studies

@inproceedings{Haugen2012SexDI,
  title={Sex differentiation in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.): morphological and gene expression studies},
  author={Trine Berit Haugen and Fernanda F L Almeida and E. W. Andersson and Jan Bogerd and Rune Male and Katrine S. Skaar and R{\"u}diger Winfried Schulz and Elin S\orhus and Tim Wijgerde and Geir Lasse Taranger},
  booktitle={Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND In differentiated gonochoristic species, a bipotential gonad develops into an ovary or testis during sex differentiation. Knowledge about this process is necessary to improve methods for masculinizing genetically female Atlantic cod for the subsequent purpose of producing all-female populations. METHODS Gonads were examined histologically in juveniles from 14 to 39 mm total body length (TL). Number and size of germ cells were determined in a subset of the samples. Relevant genes… CONTINUE READING

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