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Dr. Trudeau's Recent Contribution in the Encylopedia

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Reproduction in Osteichthyes - Reference Module in Life Sciences

Currently, >33,000 fish species are recognized. This is close to 50% of all known vertebrate species. Osteichthyes is a taxonomic group of fishes that includes the ray-finned fish (Actinopterygii) and lobe-finned fish (Sarcopterygii). Of these, the Teleostei, or the modern bony fishes in the class Actinopterygii are the majority and are represented by ~27,000 species.

Growth hormone overexpression disrupts reproductive status through actions on leptin

Growth and reproduction are closely related. Growth hormone (GH)-transgenic common carp exhibit accelerated growth and delayed reproductive development, which provides an amenable model to study hormone cross-talk between the growth and reproductive axes. We analyzed the energy status and reproductive development in GH-transgenic common carp by using multi-tissue RNA sequencing, real-time-PCR, western blotting, ELISA, immunofluorescence and in vitro incubation.

RESEARCH

The long-term objective of the TEAMENDO research program is to understand how the brain and pituitary transduce environmental and physiological signals into changes in reproductive function.

CONTACT

Vance L. Trudeau

30 Marie-Curie Department of Biology

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON

Tel: 1-613- 562-5800 x6165