Spawning induced by cubifrin in the Japanese common sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus

@article{Fujiwara2010SpawningIB,
  title={Spawning induced by cubifrin in the Japanese common sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus},
  author={Atushi Fujiwara and Keisuke Yamano and Kaoru Ohno and Michiyasu Yoshikuni},
  journal={Fisheries Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={76},
  pages={795-801}
}
The neuropeptide cubifrin-I and its derivative cubifrin-L have recently been shown to be potent substances that induce in vitro oocyte maturation and spawning in the Japanese common sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. We have examined the reproductive behavior of A. japonicus in vivo following the injection of cubifrin-L into the body cavity with the aim… CONTINUE READING