MIRANDA leandro Andres
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Effects of warm water pulses on sexual steroids and thyroid hormones during pejerrey Odontesthes bonariensis vitellogenesis.
Buenos Aires
Simposio; 7th International Symposium On Fish Endocrinology; 2012
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7th International Symposium On Fish Endocrinology
It has been demonstrated that exposure of pejerrey, a multiple-spawner fish, to elevated water temperature during the spawning season impairs its reproductive performance. In this study it was evaluated the effect of high temperature during vitellogenesis and the role of sexual steroids and thyroid hormones on this process. Four groups of fish of both sexes were kept under natural conditions until spawning. The fish were exposed during 4 days to warm water pulses during early vitellogenesis (June), mid-vitellogenesis (July), or final vitellogenesis (August), and a control group without warm pulses. In all groups subjected to warm pulses spawning was advanced respect control fish, however fertilization and hatching rate were negatively affected in fish exposed during mid and late vitellogenesis. In these groups it was also observed that E2 and T3 levels, measured immediately after treatments, were lower with respect to control fish. On the other hand, in males, 11-KT and T3 levels were not affected by temperature pulses. The results obtained showed that  warm water during early reproductive stages affects only females diminishing eggs and larvae quality, being this damage more evident in females at late vitellogenesis.