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Ovarian follicle maturation and ovulation: An integrated perspective

Fish Physiology and Biochemistry

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DOI: 10.1023/B:FISH.0000030565.74702.0a

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Abstract

Numerous studies with teleosts have addressed the regulation and mechanisms of oocyte maturation, but largely at the exclusion of ovulation. A smaller but still considerable number of studies have focused on ovulation, and ignored maturation. Consequently, little is known about the mechanistic linkages between these two events. New information is presented here indicating that luteinizing hormone regulates the acquisition not only of oocyte maturational competence, but also ovulatory competence. The thesis is presented that maturation and ovulation are closely integrated and overlapping events that are best viewed conceptually and experimentally as parts of a functional whole. ?? 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ovarian follicle maturation and ovulation: An integrated perspective
Series title:
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
DOI:
10.1023/B:FISH.0000030565.74702.0a
Volume
28
Issue:
1-4
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
305
Last page:
308
Number of Pages:
4