The Manual Method For Shrimp Spermatophore Extrusion May Cause Melanization And A Progressive Loss Of The Male Reproductive Quality
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André Braga currently works at the Lab of Nutrition and Physiology of the Instituto Investigaciones Oceanológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC).
                       

The Manual Method For Shrimp Spermatophore Extrusion May Cause Melanization And A Progressive Loss Of The Male Reproductive Quality

The production of domesticated shrimp broodstock is an expensive process which also requires time. However, the techniques currently used in most reproduction laboratories are not based on principles of animal ethics and, consequently, reduce broodstock lifetime. For example, the main technique used for inducing the female gonadal maturation is the unilateral eyestalk ablation, which results in the broodstock death after 4-5 consecutive spawns, due to the reproductive exhaustion. Concerning the males, the main issue associated with their reproductive quality in captivity...

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