feminization of ZF?

Graham Corley-Smith corley at sfu.ca
Wed Jul 17 18:49:49 EST 1996


Hi,
       Has anyone developed a chemical treatment to produce all female
zebrafish, as has been done in salmon and some other teleosts using
steroids? Masculinization techniques (e.g. 17 alpha methyltestosterone) in
zf and other teleosts (e.g. aromatase inhibitors) are well established.
Estrogen treatments also feminize some fish, but has anyone had success
with estrogens in zfish? This would be useful to promote production of
females from genotypes that normally produce all or primarily all males.
  Any pointers would be appreciated.
       Graham

Graham Corley-Smith
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.
Canada 
V5A 1S6
Phone:  (604) 291-3021
Fax:    (604) 291-5583
e-mail: corley at sfu.ca 





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