Autotriploid tench Tinca tinca (L.) larvae obtained by fertilization of eggs previously subjected to postovulatory ageing in vitro and in vivo

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Abstract:

Eggs of diploid tench Tinca tinca were half-stripped out and stored for 0 (control batch), 1, 3 and 5 h at mean ±s.d. 17·0 ± 0·4 and 21·9 ± 0·5° C or for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 h at 24·0 ± 0·0° C in vitro prior to fertilization. The eggs remaining in vivo in the fish kept at 17·0 ± 0·4 and 21·9 ± 0·5° C were collected and fertilized in the same time intervals. Fertilization rate and larval yield mostly decreased after 3–5 h storage of eggs both in vitro and in vivo and only the diploid larvae were found in all control batches. Triploid larval yields increased to a maximum 5·26% after 5 h in vitro storage at 24·0° C and 1·07 and 1·60% after 3 h in vitro storage at 21·9 and 17·0° C, respectively. Triploid larval yield during in vivo storage at 21·9° C reached a maximum 0·91% after 5 h. As the spontaneous autotriploid larvae arose solely from fertilized eggs previously subjected to postovulatory egg ageing by means of prolongated storage, the autotriploidy was probably caused by failure of extrusion of the second polar body.

Keywords: egg storage; overmaturation; suppression of second meiotic division; tench Tinca tinca; triploidy

Document Type: Regular Paper

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01557.x

Affiliations: 1: Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, 125 61 Berlin-Friedrichshagen, Germany 2: Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 277 21 Liběchov, Czech Republic

Publication date: September 1, 2007

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