Effect of high water temperature on brain-pituitary-gonad axis of the red seabream during its spawning season
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- Okuzawa, K., Kumakura, N., Gen, K. et al. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry (2003) 28: 439. doi:10.1023/B:FISH.0000030621.31336.91
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In the present study, we examined the effect of high water temperature on brain-pituitary-gonad (B-P-G) axis of a perciform fish red seabream, Pagrus (Chrysophrys) major during its spawning season (April-May). High water temperature negatively affected all levels in B-P-G axis and turned out to be the termination factor of the spawning season of this species.