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First record of female germ cells in the testis of a wild Mediterranean northern bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus L. 1758

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Abstract:

The presence of female germ cells was observed in the central portion of the testis of a Mediterranean northern bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus, 2250 mm fork length and 217 kg. This is the first report of intersex in this species.

Keywords: Mediterranean Sea; Thunnus thynnus; histology; intersex

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01509.x

Affiliations: Dipartimento di Biologia, Universit√† degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, 00133, Rome, Italy

Publication date: August 1, 2007

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