Reproduction, development and growth

Saucedo, Pedro E., and Southgate, Paul C. (2008) Reproduction, development and growth. In: Southgate, Paul C., and Lucas, John S., (eds.) The Pearl Oyster. Elsevier, Oxford, UK, pp. 131-186.

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There have been several major revisions of the reproductive biology and physiology of commercially important families within the class Bivalvia, including Ostreidae, Mytilidae and Pectinidae (Bayne, 1976; Seed, 1976; Andrews. 1979; Giese and Pearse,1979; Sastry, 1979; Mackie, 1984; Roman et al., 2002; Barber and Blake, 2006). For the Pteriidae, Gervis and Sims (1992) presented a compilation of the biology, ecology and culture of pearl oysters, but provided only basic information relating to reproduction,and included only members of the genus Pinctada.

In the Pteriidae, the basic reproductive cycles of the major commercial species have been studied since the 1900s using smears and histological or histochemical examination of the gonad (Table 5.1). We know from these studies that most aspects of the reproductive cycle are common to all members of the genus Pinctada, with temporal differences attributable primarily to latitudinal and habitat variations among species,and among populations of the same species. However, many aspects of the reproductive biology and factors affecting reproductive effort and success are poorly understood for the Pteriidae despite the importance of these issues to the pearling industry.

Item ID: 7483
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-444-52976-3
Keywords: marine sciences; pearl oyster
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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2010 04:49
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070206 Animal Reproduction @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070202 Animal Growth and Development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830299 Fisheries- Wild Caught not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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