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Journal of Applied and Natural Science 4(2):192-195(2012)
Effect of prostaglandin on reproduction in relation to pituitary gonadalaxis in the fish, Cyprinus carpio (L.)
Veena Dongre, R.C. Dabhade and A. M. Khurad
1Department of Zoology, S.K. Porwal College, Kamptee - 4410 02 (Maharashtra), INDIA 2Post-graduate Department of Zoology, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur - 4400 33 (Maharashtra), INDIA *Corresponding author. E-mail: Received: July 20, 2011; Revised received: March 12, 2012; Accepted: August 14, 2012
Abstract : Prostaglandins are a class of fatty acids which are “traditionally” associated with a variety of autocrine and paracrine functions in the vertebrate body. In many fishes, however, F prostaglandins also function as a hormone that stimulates sexual behaviour. In the present study, F prostaglandin was used to assess the efficacy on reproductive behavior and spawning in relation to pituitary gonadal axis in the fish, Cyprinus carpio by administering different doses. Early maturity was observed in fish leading to courtship and spawning. The histological study of olfactory lobe, pituitary gland and gonads showed that the prostaglandin is also functioning as potent olfactory stimulants with sex pheromonal activity of the fish. F prostaglandin was metabolized and released into the water where it functions as a sex pheromone, stimulating male and female sexual behaviour resulting into spawning. It was concluded that F prostaglandin acts as an inducer for successful breeding in the fish, C. carpio.

Keywords : Courtship, F Prostaglandin, Inducer, Sex pheromone, Spawning behaviour
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