Reproductive Endocrinology of Female Crustaceans: Perspective and ProspectiveCH. Swetha 1, S.B. Sainath 1, P. Ramachandra Reddy 2 and P. Sreenivasula Reddy3*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. P. Sreenivasula Reddy
Department of Zoology
Sri Venkateswara University
Tirupati-517 502, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 03, 2011; Accepted date: December 23, 2011; Published date: December 26, 2011
Citation: Swetha CH, Sainath SB, Reddy PR, Reddy PS (2011) Reproductive Endocrinology of Female Crustaceans: Perspective and Prospective. J Marine Sci Res Development S3:001. doi: 10.4172/2155-9910.S3-001
Copyright: © 2011 Swetha CH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Reproduction in crustaceans is a highly complex process that requires precise coordination of external and internal factors to be successful. The field of crustacean reproductive endocrinology has moved from the classical approach of endocrinological techniques such as extirpation and additive methods, to the modern era of advanced biochemical, immunological, molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology methods. During last two decades, extensive endeavor has been captivating on the crustacean endocrines regulating reproduction, to authenticate their roles in the regulation of reproduction as well as their biochemical and molecular mechanism of action. In the present chapter, we have tried to recapitulate recent developments in molecular advances taken place in the reproduction regulation of crustacea via hormones, opioids, neurotransmitters and other molecules. In addition to providing a review of the scientific literature, we have also included our perspectives.