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Effect of Three Microalgal Species on Gonadal Development and Sex Maturation of Ark Shell, Scapharca broughtonii
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  • Journal title : The Korean Journal of Malacology
  • Volume 27, Issue 2,  2011, pp.143-148
  • Publisher : The Malacological Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.9710/kjm.2011.27.2.143
 Title & Authors
Effect of Three Microalgal Species on Gonadal Development and Sex Maturation of Ark Shell, Scapharca broughtonii
Min, Byeong-Hee; Kim, Byeong-Hak; Kim, Sung-Yeon; Shin, Yun-Kyung; Hur, Sung-Bum;
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 Abstract
Even though ark shell, Scapharca broughtonii is commercially important species, its artificial seed production is not yet fully developed. This study was carried out to understand the effect of three microalgal species on gonadal development and sex maturation of S. broughtonii in terms of broodstock management and food organism. Isochrysis galbana, Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Tetraselmis tetrathele were supplied to S. broughtonii broodstock in single or mixed. And condition index, gonadal development, sexual maturation and survival of the broodstock were analysed. After 45 rearing days, frequency of ripe stage of gonadal phases, rate of induced sexual maturation and survival of S. broughtonii broodstock fed mixed diet with 3 microalgal species or single diet of T. tetrathele were the highest.
 Keywords
Ark Shell;Scapharca brougtonii;Microalgal Species;Gonadal Development;Sex Maturation;
 Language
Korean
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