Fish Physiology and Biochemistry

, Volume 28, Issue 1–4, pp 305–308 | Cite as

Ovarian follicle maturation and ovulation: an integrated perspective

  • Reynaldo Patiño
  • Peter Thomas
  • Goro Yoshizaki
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Abstract

Numerous studies with teleosts have addressed the regulation and mechanisms of oocyte maturation, but largely at the exclusion of ovulation. A smaller but still considerable number of studies have focused on ovulation, and ignored maturation. Consequently, little is known about the mechanistic linkages between these two events. New information is presented here indicating that luteinizing hormone regulates the acquisition not only of oocyte maturational competence, but also ovulatory competence. The thesis is presented that maturation and ovulation are closely integrated and overlapping events that are best viewed conceptually and experimentally as parts of a functional whole.

fish maturation maturational competence oocyte ovarian follicle ovulation ovulatory competence teleost 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reynaldo Patiño
    • 1
  • Peter Thomas
    • 2
  • Goro Yoshizaki
    • 3
  1. 1.U.S. Geological Survey Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Departments of Range Wildlife and Fisheries Management and of Biological SciencesTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas Marine Science InstitutePort AransasUSA
  3. 3.Department of Aquatic BiosciencesTokyo University of FisheriesMinato-ku, TokyoJapan

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