The Fish Oocyte

From Basic Studies to Biotechnological Applications

  • Patrick J. Babin
  • Joan Cerdà
  • Esther Lubzens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Patrick J. Babin, Oliana Carnevali, Esther Lubzens, Wolfgang J. Schneider
    Pages 39-76
  3. Anja Knoll-Gellida, Patrick J. Babin
    Pages 77-97
  4. Victoria Chapovetsky, Tamar Gattegno, Arie Admon
    Pages 99-111
  5. Carina Modig, Liselotte Westerlund, Per-Erik Olsson
    Pages 113-139
  6. Jamie Lyman-Gingerich, Francisco Pelegri
    Pages 141-174
  7. Hanna Rosenfeld, Iris Meiri, Abigail Elizur
    Pages 175-202
  8. Peter Thomas, Christopher Tubbs, Hakan Berg, Gwen Dressing
    Pages 203-233
  9. Hamid R. Habibi, Claudia V. Andreu-Vieyra
    Pages 235-253
  10. Kaori Suwa, Masakane Yamashita
    Pages 323-347
  11. Joan Cerdà, Mercedes Fabra, Demetrio Raldúa
    Pages 349-396
  12. William H. Kinsey, Dipika Sharma, Sara C. Kinsey
    Pages 397-409
  13. Tiantian Zhang, David M. Rawson, Irena Pekarsky, Idit Blais, Esther Lubzens
    Pages 411-436
  14. Constantinos C. Mylonas, Yonathan Zohar
    Pages 437-474
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 475-508

About this book


This book addresses the growing needs in deciphering the biological processes associated with fish reproduction, in view of the growth of aquaculture and the dwindling natural stocks of commercially important fish. It presents a comprehensive overview on egg production in fish, from the standpoint of the oocyte. With this view in mind, the book includes chapters on oocyte development (oogenesis), hormonal regulation and hormone receptors, formation of the egg envelopes, growth, accumulation of nutrients and maternal transcripts, maturation, hydration, ovulation and fertilization. A special emphasis is placed on using state-of-the-art tools including electron microscopy for discerning the ultra-structure of the follicle and genomic/proteomic tools to fully understand biological basis of fish reproduction. Studies on promoting oocyte maturation, ovulation and spawning in farmed fish and preservation of fish oocytes at low temperatures are also included.

The book will appeal to University lecturers, students, research scientists and those associated with culture of fish in freshwater or marine aquaculture.


Development and reproduction Ecotoxicology Hydra Oocyte and egg ontogeny temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick J. Babin
    • 1
  • Joan Cerdà
    • 2
  • Esther Lubzens
    • 3
  1. 1.Université Bordeaux 1, UMR NuAGeFrance
  2. 2.IRTA, Institute of Marine Sciences of Barcelona, CSIC, and Center of AquacultureSpain
  3. 3.National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological ResearchIsrael

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