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Special Issue "Natural and Environmental Sex Reversal in Aquatic Animals"
A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 684
Special Issue Editors
Interests: reproduction; development; genetics; sex determination and differentiation; aquaculture
Interests: sex determination and differentiation; development; reproduction
Interests: sex determination and differentiation; reproduction; development; oogenesis; gynogenesis
Special Issue Information
Sex determination and differentiation is a basic scientific question that attracts great research attention from biologists. Fish is the largest and oldest group of vertebrates. The fish sex system includes gonochorism and hermaphroditism. The majority of the fish species are the former type. Fish exhibits sex plasticity as natural and environmental- factors induce sex reversal. Brain-pituitary-gonadal axis plays an important role in controlling fish sex reversal. The fish’s sex is determined by genetic factors, environmental, or a combination of both factors. The sex reversal of the gonochorism fish with a genetic sex determination system could be divided into two types, primary sex reversal starting before gonadal differentiation and secondary sex reversal happening after gonadal differentiation. Many genes, hormones, non-coding RNAs, and other factors participate in the sex reversal processes. In aquaculture, mono-sex culture could improve the culturing efficiency of some fish. Studies focused on the mechanisms of fish sex reversal could help develop sex control technology for aquaculture. This special issue aims to collect studies (original research articles, perspectives, reviews, and mini-reviews) that focus on sex reversal in wild and cultured fish. Also studies that focus on sex determination and differentiation of fish are also considered. We are looking forward to your new findings in this area.
Dr. Dong-Neng Jiang
Dr. Hong-Wei Yan
Dr. Li-Min Wu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fishes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sex determination and differentiation
- sex reversal
- sex control
- sex dimorphism