Reproductive regulators in decapod crustaceans: an overview
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Exp. Biol.
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
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 of Experimental Biology
"Reproductive regulators in decapod crustaceans: an overview" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1699.