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タイトル: The Pattern of Ovarian Development in the Prepubertal Antarctic Minke Whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis)
著者: TETSUKA, Masafumi
ASADA, Masatsugu
MOGOE, Toshihiro
FUKUI, Yutaka
ISHIKAWA, Hajime
OHSUMI, Seiji
手塚, 雅文
福井, 豊
キーワード: Whale
Minke whale
Ovarian development
発行日: 2004
出版者: 日本繁殖生物学会
抄録: This study describes the morphological and morphometrical changes associated with prepubertal ovarian development in the Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis). Ovaries were harvested from 94 immature minke whales caught in the Antarctic Ocean during the summer feeding season (December-March). Notable differences in ovarian size and morphology were found among animals. Up to 10 folds difference in ovarian weight was found among prepubertal whales of similar body size. During the prepubertal period, ovaries grew slowly and approximately doubled their weight. The morphologies of right and left ovaries were almost identical while the growth of the ovary appears to occur preferentially on the right side. The most striking morphological feature was numerous small antral follicles less than 5 mm in diameter found in ovaries of younger immature whales. The occurrence of these ovaries was highest in whales less than 6 m long and gradually decreased as body length increased. In larger whales, the occurrence of ovaries with a smaller number of follicles up to 10 mm and thick tunica albuginea increased. Thus, the ovary of the Antarctic minke whale experiences bursts of small follicular development during the early prepubertal period before becoming a more developed ovary with fewer but larger follicles, and thick tunica albuginea.
URI: http://ir.obihiro.ac.jp/dspace/handle/10322/3034
ISSN: 1348-4400
0916-8818
出現コレクション:00D01学術雑誌論文

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