Hormonal regulation of follicular atresia in teleost fish

  • Hamid R. Habibi
  • Claudia V. Andreu-Vieyra

In fish, cyclic ovarian development is synchronized by hormones that are predominantly produced by the brain, pituitary, and ovary. These hormones act to promote early development of ovarian follicles, vitellogenesis, oocyte growth, differentiation, maturation into a preovulatory oocyte, and finally the release of a group of eggs through the process of ovulation. The brain and pituitary comprise the neuroendocrine level of control and are constantly regulated through feedback mechanism by ovarian hormones (see Chapters 7 and 8).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamid R. Habibi
    • 1
  • Claudia V. Andreu-Vieyra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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