The structure of the pineal complex in a common Indian teleost, Catla catla: evidence for pineal-induced inhibition of testicular function within an annual reproductive cycle.

@article{Bhattacharya2003TheSO,
  title={The structure of the pineal complex in a common Indian teleost, Catla catla: evidence for pineal-induced inhibition of testicular function within an annual reproductive cycle.},
  author={Sumanta Bhattacharya and Ruma Dey and Amitav Basu and Saumen Kumar Maitra and Tapan K. Banerji},
  journal={Endocrine research},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={141-56}
}
The structure of the pineal complex and the annual reproductive cycle in a major Indian carp, Catla catla, were investigated in the present study. Additionally, given the well-known inhibitory effects of the pineal on reproductive function in mammals, attempts were made to investigate whether or not the pineal exerts an inhibitory influence on reproductive function in this piscine species as well. Sexually adult animals were utilized in all experiments. The cytomorphology of the pineal complex… CONTINUE READING