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  Temporal Pattern of Ovarian Activity in a Major Carp Catla catla and its Possible Environmental Correlate in an Annual Cycle
 
 
Title: Temporal Pattern of Ovarian Activity in a Major Carp Catla catla and its Possible Environmental Correlate in an Annual Cycle
Author: Dey, Ruma
Bhattacharya, Sharmistha
Maitra, Saumen Kumar
Appeared in: Biological rhythm research
Paging: Volume 35 (2004) nr. 4-5 pages 329-353
Year: 2004-10
Contents: Histophysiological studies of the ovary in a hitherto unconsidered major carp Catla catla, included in this investigative treatise, have allowed the present investigators to demonstrate the pattern of annual events in ovarian functions, as well as the inter-relationship between changes in the ovary and environmental conditions. Month-wise studies of cytological features along with various biochemical features of ovarian functions in free-living Catla revealed the existence of precise annual cyclic changes. On the basis of the studies made on gonads, the annual breeding cycle of this fish has been divided into four different phases, namely (a) the preparatory phase (January-March), (b) the pre-spawning phase (April-June), (c) the spawning phase (July-August), and (d) the post-spawning phase (September-December). A detailed analysis of the data employing various exploratory data-analytic techniques was aimed at drawing a possible relationship between the indices of different reproductive events (oogenesis and oocyte maturation, vitellogenesis, steroidogenesis) in mature free-living female Catla and the different components of the environment in an annual cycle. The results of the study indicate that annual variations in photoperiod, alone or in association with water temperature, may be the major environmental component which plays a significant role in the regulation of seasonal maturation of ovary in Catla. These observations provided a basis for further experimental studies on the specific role of photoperiods in the regulation of ovarian activities in the currently considered most economically important species of Indian major carp.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften
 
 

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