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The androgenic gland in male morphotypes of the Amazon River prawn Macrobrachium amazonicum (Heller, 1862)

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Autor(es):
Penido Paschoal, Lucas Rezende [1] ; Zara, Fernando Jose [1, 2, 3]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, IML, Dept Biol Aplicada, CAUNESP, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[3] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, IEAMar, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: General and Comparative Endocrinology; v. 275, p. 6-14, MAY 1 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Sexual differentiation and primary and secondary sexual characteristics in male crustaceans are modulated by hormones produced in the androgenic gland (AG). The AG is also responsible for the determination of morphotypes in caridean shrimps, such as Macrobrachium amazonicum that shows four morphotypes: translucent claw (TC), cinnamon claw (CC), green claw 1 (GC1) and green claw 2 (GC2). Here, we verified the anatomical, histological and ultrastructural characteristics of the AG in different morphotypes of this species with both amphidromous and hololimnetic life cycles. In submissive morphotypes (TC and CC), the AGs are reduced and concentrated in the terminal expansion of the distal portion of vasa deferentia (DVD), the ejaculatory ducts (ED). In dominant morphotypes (GC1 and GC2) these glands lie along the DVD and ED. Two morphological stages (I and II) were recorded for AG cells. In submissive morphotypes stage I cells predominated in the AGs, while in dominant morphotypes stage II cells were more common. AG cells in both stages were positive for proteins, confirming the protein nature of the secreted hormone. Stage I cells have abundant rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) with numerous parallel cisternae, whereas in stage II cells, the cisternae of RER are highly dilated. Stage II cells do not produce secretory granules, but they undergo hypertrophy and the hormone release to hemolymph probably occurs by holocrine secretion. The AGs in TC, GC1 and GC2 morphotypes increase as the animals grow and are larger in GC1 males. On the other hand, AGs decrease in the CC morphotype as the animal grows. These differences are related to the type of reproductive strategy adopted by each morphotype. In M. amazonicum, the AGs show the same morphological, histochemical and ultrastructural patterns between the different life history populations. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/50188-8 - Crustáceos decápodes: multidisciplinaridade na caracterização da biodiversidade marinha do estado de São Paulo (taxonomia, espermiotaxonomia, biologia molecular e dinâmica populacional) (Biodiversidade Marinha)
Beneficiário:Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Temático