Interspecific androgenetic restoration of rosy barb using cadaveric sperm

Kirankumar, S. ; Pandian, T. J. (2004) Interspecific androgenetic restoration of rosy barb using cadaveric sperm Genome, 47 (1). pp. 66-73. ISSN 0831-2796

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Interspecific androgenetic rosy barb (Puntius conchonius) was generated using its cadaveric (-20 °C) or fresh sperm to activate nuclear genome inactivated oocytes of gray tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona). UV irradiation was used to inactivate nuclear genome of tiger barb oocytes. Thermal shock restored diploidy of rosy barb in the oocytes of tiger barb. Survival of androgenotes was 14% or 7% when fresh or cadaveric sperm was used. The diploid or haploid nuclear genome of rosy barb, individually or jointly with that of tiger barb, regulated the time sequence of embryonic development in an alien cytoplasm of tiger barb oocytes. Androgenetic males (Y2Y2) attained sexual maturity earlier and had significantly higher gonadosomatic index and sperm concentration, albeit suffering a slight decrease in fertilizing ability. Conversely, androgenetic females (X2X2) suffered extended interspawning period, reduced fecundity, and poor hatchability of their progenies. These results are discussed with respect to their significance for conservation biology.

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Keywords:Nuclear Genome Inactivation; Tiger Barb; Cadaveric Sperm; Rosy Barb; Interspecific Androgenotes; Tc1 Transposon
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Deposited On:17 May 2011 11:52
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