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Androgen levels and erythrocytosis in maturing brown trout, Salmo trutta L.

Pottinger, T.G.; Pickering, A.D.. 1987 Androgen levels and erythrocytosis in maturing brown trout, Salmo trutta L. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 3 (3). 121-126. 10.1007/BF02180413

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Abstract/Summary

The number of circulating erythrocytes was monitored in two strains of brown trout during the spawning season. Erythrocyte numbers were significantly elevated in mature male fish of both strains compared with mature females or immature fish. This period of erythrocytosis coincided with elevated plasma 11-ketotestosterone levels in mature male fish, was out of phase with the testosterone peak in males and was not observed in females despite high levels of plasma testosterone. The results are discussed with reference to the control of erythropoiesis in higher vertebrates.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/BF02180413
CEH Sections: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0920-1742
Additional Keywords: brown trout, androgens, erythrocyte, erythropoiesis, sexual maturation, testosterone, 11-ketotestosterone
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 15 Sep 2015 11:34 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/511177

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