Title

Reproductive regulators in decapod crustaceans: an overview

Authors

Authors

G. P. C. Nagaraju

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Exp. Biol.

Keywords

crustaceans; reproduction; gonads; X-organ-sinus gland; peptides; OZIOTELPHUSA-SENEX-SENEX; FRESH-WATER PRAWN; LOBSTER HOMARUS-AMERICANUS; GONAD-INHIBITING HORMONE; RED SWAMP CRAYFISH; CENTRAL-NERVOUS-SYSTEM; CRAB CARCINUS-MAENAS; PARAPENAEOPSIS-HARDWICKII MIERS; ISOPOD; ARMADILLIDIUM-VULGARE; ANDROGENIC GLAND ABLATION; Biology

Abstract

Control of reproductive development in crustaceans requires neuropeptides, ecdysone and methyl farnesoate (MF). A major source of neuropeptides is the X-organ-sinus gland (XO-SG) complex located in the eyestalk ganglia of crustaceans. The other regulatory factors (either peptides or neuromodulators) are produced in the brain and thoracic ganglia (TG). Two other regulatory non-peptide compounds, the steroid ecdysone and the sesquiterpene MF, are produced by the Y-organs and the mandibular organs, respectively. In the current review, I have tried to recapitulate recent studies on the role of gonadal regulatory factors in regulating crustacean reproduction.

Journal Title

Journal of Experimental Biology

Volume

214

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Review

Language

English

First Page

3

Last Page

16

WOS Identifier

WOS:000285090000009

ISSN

0022-0949

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