domingo, 12 de junio de 2016
Nuestro último artículo, aceptado en General and Comparative Endocrinology
Progress, challenges and perspectives on fish gamete cryopreservation: A mini-review
Juan F. Asturiano, Elsa Cabrita, Ákos Horváth
Protocols for the cryopreservation of fish gametes have been developed for many different fish species, in special, freshwater salmonids and cyprinids. Methods for sperm freezing have progressed during the last decades due to the increasing number of potential applications: aquaculture (genetic improvement programs, broodstock management, helping with species having reproductive problems), biotechnology studies using model fish species (preservation of transgenic or mutant lines), cryobanking of genetic resources from endangered species, etc.
This mini-review tries to give an overview of the present situation of this area of research, identifying the main challenges and perspectives, redirecting the reader to more in-depth reviews and papers.