Induced spawning in sea urchins

Vivek Raja, P (1982) Induced spawning in sea urchins. CMFRI Special publication- Manual of Research Methods for Marine Invertebrate Reproduction, 9. pp. 177-183.


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The gonad wall of the sea urchin consists of an outer epithelium, the outer surface of which is bathed in the perivisceral fluid, a middle layer of conspicuous bands of smooth muscles and connective tissue and an inner layer of developing gametes with nutritive cells (Vivek Raja, 1980). The release of gametes, in nature is effected by the contraction of the muscular bands which is directly under the stimulatory effect of the radial nerve hormone (Cochran and Engelmann, 1972). The gamete discharge may be induced by acetylcholine, potassium chloride or by electrical stimulation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Induced spawning; sea urchins
Subjects: Aquaculture > Induced Breeding
Echinoderms > sea Urchin
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2010 06:53
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:25

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