|Titre||Molecular and cellular regulation on sex change in hermaphroditic fish, with a special focus on protandrous black porgy, Acanthopagrus schlegelii.|
|Type de publication||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Auteurs||Wu, G-C, Dufour, S, Chang, C-F|
|Journal||Mol Cell Endocrinol|
|Date Published||2021 01 15|
In teleost fish, sex can be determined by genetic factors, environmental factors, or both. Unlike in gonochoristic fish, in which sex is fixed in adults, sex can change in adults of hermaphroditic fish species. Thus, sex is generated during the initial gonadal differentiation stage (primary sex differentiation) and later during sexual fate alternation (secondary sex differentiation) in hermaphroditic fish species. Depending on the species, sex phase alternation can be induced by endogenous cues (such as individual age and body size) or by social cues (such as sex ratio or relative body size within the population). In general, the fluctuation in plasma estradiol-17β (E2) levels is correlated with the sexual fate alternation in hermaphroditic fish. Hormonal treatments can artificially induce sexual phase alternation in sequential hermaphroditic fishes, but in a transient and reversible manner. This is the case for the E2-induced female phase in protandrous black porgy and the methyltestosterone (MT)- or aromatase inhibitor (AI)-induced male phase in protogynous grouper. Recent reviews have focused on the different forms of sex change in fish who undergo sequential sex change, especially in terms of gene expression and the role of hormones. In this review, we use the protandrous black porgy, a nonsocial cue-influenced hermaphroditic species, with digonic gonads (ovarian and testis separated by a connective tissue), as a model to describe our findings and discuss the molecular and cellular regulation of sexual fate determination in hermaphroditic fish.
|Alternate Journal||Mol Cell Endocrinol|
|Identifiant (ID) PubMed||33127483|
Molecular and cellular regulation on sex change in hermaphroditic fish, with a special focus on protandrous black porgy, Acanthopagrus schlegelii.
ACL - Articles dans des revues à comité de lecture
Publication coopération et recherche SUD