Title:

Sex reversal and sex differentiation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Project Number:

2018-121

Organisation:

Deakin University Warrnambool Campus

Principal Investigator:

Luis O. Afonso

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$99,326.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. Investigate morphological sex differentiation processes in male and female Atlantic salmon larvae

2. Quantify the expression of several key genes involved in sex differentiation in male and female Atlantic salmon embryo’s and male and female Atlantic salmon larvae (gonadal and estrogenic non-gonadal tissues)

3. Investigate the effects of MDHT treatment on expression of several key genes involved in sex differentiation in female Atlantic salmon larvae (gonadal and estrogenic non-gonadal tissues)

4. Investigate the effects of DMSO on the masculinizing potential of a single MDHT immersion treatment in female Atlantic salmon.

5. Investigate the effects of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole on expression of several key genes involved in sex differentiation in female Atlantic salmon larvae (gonadal and estrogenic non-gonadal tissues)