A histological study of the hypophysial-gonadal system during sexual maturation and spawning in the milkfish, Chanos chanos (Forskal)
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The pituitary gland of the milkfish, Chanos chanos, was studied at different stages of sexual maturation and spawning. Consecutive median sagittal sections were treated with a range of stains to demonstrate the different cell types and regions. The milkfish pituitary consists of a neural component, the neurohypophysis, and an epithelial component, the adenohypophysis, which in turn consists of three regions: the rostral pars distalis (RPD), proximal pars distalis (PPD), and pars intermedia (PI). However, unlike most teleosts, the pituitary gland of the milkfish is encased in a bony chamber, has dorsal and ventral lobes and extends anteriorly from its point of origin at the base of the brain. PAS (+) basophils are found in all regions of the adenohypophysis, but mostly in the proximal pars distalis. These cells undergo hypertrophy and hyperplasia during sexual maturation, shrinkage and degranulation during spawning.
This work was partly supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada through a grant to the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department under Project No. 3-P-81-0171 (Phase III).
CitationTan, J. D. (1985). A histological study of the hypophysial-gonadal system during sexual maturation and spawning in the milkfish, Chanos chanos (Forskal).
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