Sex change in coral reef fish

Masaru Nakamura, Yasuhisa Kobayashi, Saori Miura, Mohamad Ashraful Alam, Ramji Kumar Bhandari

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Abstract

Gonadal differentiation can take many forms in fish, ranging from gonochorism, where individuals directly develop as male or female and finally possess only testis or ovaries at sexual maturation, to hermaphroditism where the same individuals can produce mature male and female gametes at some time in their lives. Hermaphrodite fish are, thus, an excellent model for studying the plasticity of sex determination and differentiation in vertebrates. We have shown that sex steroids play a principal role in sex differentiation and sex change in fish. Our laboratory implements several fish models that undergo sex change from female to male or male to female or in both directions. In this review, we will briefly discuss recent advances in our understanding of the mechanism of sex change in coral reef fish.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalFish Physiology and Biochemistry
Volume31
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Coral Reefs
Reefs
sex reversal
Fish
coral reefs
coral reef
Fishes
fish
Sex Differentiation
hermaphroditism
Disorders of Sex Development
Sexual Maturation
sex determination
hermaphrodite
gender
sexual development
gamete
steroid
Germ Cells
steroids

Keywords

  • Estrogen
  • Protandrous sex change
  • Protogynous sex change
  • Serial sex change
  • Sex change
  • Tropical fish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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Nakamura, M., Kobayashi, Y., Miura, S., Alam, M. A., & Bhandari, R. K. (2005). Sex change in coral reef fish. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 31(2-3), 117-122. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10695-006-7595-x

Sex change in coral reef fish. / Nakamura, Masaru; Kobayashi, Yasuhisa; Miura, Saori; Alam, Mohamad Ashraful; Bhandari, Ramji Kumar.

In: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, Vol. 31, No. 2-3, 04.2005, p. 117-122.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nakamura, M, Kobayashi, Y, Miura, S, Alam, MA & Bhandari, RK 2005, 'Sex change in coral reef fish', Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, vol. 31, no. 2-3, pp. 117-122. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10695-006-7595-x
Nakamura M, Kobayashi Y, Miura S, Alam MA, Bhandari RK. Sex change in coral reef fish. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 2005 Apr;31(2-3):117-122. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10695-006-7595-x
Nakamura, Masaru ; Kobayashi, Yasuhisa ; Miura, Saori ; Alam, Mohamad Ashraful ; Bhandari, Ramji Kumar. / Sex change in coral reef fish. In: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 2005 ; Vol. 31, No. 2-3. pp. 117-122.
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