Endocrine control of gametogenesis and spawning in bivalves

Makoto Osada, Toshie Matsumoto

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Reproductive process represented by gametogenesis and spawning accompanied by oocyte maturation and sperm motility activation in bivalves undergoes under the endocrine and neuroendocrine control as well as other animals. General morphology of germ cell and somatic cell supporting development of germ cell in bivalves are described in this chapter. Endocrine and neuroendocrine factors and their signal transduction which involve in reproductive process are additionally reviewed based on the literatures described morphological, physiological, pharmacological, biochemical, and molecular biological aspect in reproduction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysiology of Molluscs
Subtitle of host publicationA Collection of Selected Reviews
PublisherApple Academic Press
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781771884099
ISBN (Print)9781315207483
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


  • Bivalvia
  • Endocrine
  • Gametogenesis
  • Gonad
  • Intragonadal somatic cells
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Spawning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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