Sule, O.D. and Adikwu, I.A. and Aluko, P.O.
Embryonic development in Clarias gariepinus under laboratory conditions.
In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 4-9 November 2001
The embryonic development in Clarias gariepinus was studied under laboratory conditions. The developmental stages of eggs starting from first cleavage were examined microscopically. Photomicroscope was used to take important stages of segmentation, blastulation, differentiation of embryo and hatching. The films of the photograph were developed and printed for each stage produced. The accurate timing and detailed description of each stage was done. The results show that the blastodisc (Polar cap) appeared about 35 minutes after fertilization and the first cleavage dividing the blastodisc into two blastomeres occurs 15 minutes after polar cap formation. Details of the developmental stages of embryos and the timing from one stage to the other were described. The larva shook off the shell and emerged completely from the egg case about 22 hours after fertilization at a water temperature of 25.1 degree C. The accurate determination of the time of initiation of first mitosis is of great importance in fish culture and breeding especially in the production of tetraploids
Conference or Workshop Item
||Embryonic development in Clarias gariepinus under laboratory conditions
| Adikwu, I.A.|
||16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||4-9 November 2001
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; developmental stages; eggs; embryonic development; embryos; freshwater fish; Clarias gariepinus
Ms Maria Kalentsits
||07 Jul 2010 07:11
||29 Sep 2011 17:04
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