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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2012 Vol.13 No.10 P.846-850


Changes in oviduct structure in the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon, during ovarian maturation

Author(s):  Sitthichai Iamsaard, Siriporn Sriurairatana, Boonsirm Withyachumnarnkul

Affiliation(s):  Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand; more

Corresponding email(s):   iamsaard_sitt@yahoo.com

Key Words:  Oviduct, Ovarian maturation, Black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon, Spherical secretory substances

Sitthichai Iamsaard, Siriporn Sriurairatana, Boonsirm Withyachumnarnkul. Changes in oviduct structure in the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon, during ovarian maturation[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2012, 13(10): 846-850.

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Objective: To examine the structure of the oviduct of the shrimp Penaeus monodon. Methods: The oviducts of P. monodon with three different major groups of ovarian development (Group (Gr.) 1: Stages I & V; Gr. 2: Stages II & III; and Gr. 3: Stage IV) were examined by light, transmission electron, and scanning electron microscopies, respectively. Results: The epithelium of the oviduct in Gr. 1 was composed of tall simple columnar cells with their basal nuclei located on the basement membrane and its thick collagen fibers. In Gr. 2, the oviduct seemed to produce some substances and their epithelial cells became transitional with centrally located nuclei and formed some vacuoles. Obviously, the epithelial cells in Gr. 3 (at Stage IV) were disorganized, disrupted, and shed accumulated spherical secretory substances including some cellular contents into the lumen. Conclusions: The structural changes of the P. monodon oviduct were related to ovarian maturation stages (Grs. 1–3). Prior to spawning, only the oviduct epithelium at ovary Stage IV produced and secreted a number of spherical secretion substances into the lumen. These substances may act as the oviductal lubricants to facilitate the spawning process.

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Nongnut@KKU<nongnutuabundit@yahoo. com >

2012-04-15 18:32:10

Since it has never been documented previously this paper is good in terms of new finding of shrimp oviduct in P. monodon.

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