Hypothalamo-neurosecretory system of the marine teleost, Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier

Pandey, A K and Peer Mohamed, M (1997) Hypothalamo-neurosecretory system of the marine teleost, Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 44 (2). pp. 191-200.


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Hypothalamus of Sphyraena obtusata (Family : Sphyraenidae) comprises nucleus preopticus (NPO), nucleus lateralis tuberis (NLT) and their axonal tracts. NPO is a paired structure situated on either side of the third ventricle anterodorsal to the optic chiasma. It is a highly vascularised structure and look inverted L-shape in sagittal section. NPO is divisible into a dorsal pars magnocellularis (PMC) consisting of large neurosecretory cells and pars parvocellularis (PPC) formed of smaller neurons. NLT cells are distributed uniformly in the infundibular floor adjacent to the pituitary stalk. Neurons of PMC and PPC contribute beaded axons to form neurohypophysial tract. Neurosecretory colloid - like material of varying sizes are encountered in NPO. Herring bodies are seen in the anterior as well as posterior neurohypophysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hypothalamo-neurosecretory system; marine teleost; Sphyraena obtusata
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish physiology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 06:59
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:06
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/212

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