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Cryopreservation of Fish Gametes

  • Judith Betsy
  • Stephen Kumar


  • Illustrates the physiological process of gamete preservation in fishes

  • Provides broad coverage of the reproductive physiology and endocrinology of fishes

  • Explores recent advances in the cryopreservation of different fish types


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Judith Betsy, Stephen Kumar
    Pages 1-10
  3. Andrzej Ciereszko, Sylwia Judycka, Joanna Nynca, Mariola Słowińska, Mariola A. Dietrich
    Pages 25-67
  4. Vitaliy Kholodnyy, Sergii Boryshpolets, Borys Dzyuba, Jacky Cosson
    Pages 69-116
  5. Sergii Boryshpolets, Vitaliy Kholodnyy, Jacky Cosson, Borys Dzyuba
    Pages 117-133
  6. Judith Betsy, Stephen Kumar
    Pages 135-149
  7. K. Thilak Pon Jawahar, Judith Betsy
    Pages 151-175
  8. Tian Yongsheng, Zhang Jingjing, Li Zhentong, Li Ziqi, Wang Linna
    Pages 187-210
  9. Karina Morales-Ueno, Carmen Guadalupe Paniagua-Chávez
    Pages 211-238
  10. Demoy-Schneider Marina, Schmitt Nelly, Suquet Marc, Cosson Jacky
    Pages 239-283
  11. Roman Franěk, Martin Pšenička
    Pages 285-312

About this book


Understanding the reproductive physiology and endocrinology of fishes is essential for captive maturation and seed production in the field of aquaculture. Studying the spermatology of fishes is a comparatively new focus in aquaculture, which has emerged as an important area of fish research over the past two decades. In this regard, the cryopreservation of fish gametes is a crucial aspect. Moreover, energetics studies of gametes have become essential, considering the loss of vigour in the spermatozoa after cryopreservation.
The latest development in this context is the cryopreservation of spermatogonial stem cell, which is also covered in the book, along with detailed information on embryo cryopreservation in fishes and crustaceans. The role of cryopreservation in conservation programmes is another important aspect, one that will especially interest biologists.
This book addresses central issues in fish gamete cryopreservation and breeding, while also reviewing the history of cryopreservation. Its most unique feature is the breadth of its coverage, from basic information on reproduction in fishes, to such advanced topics as embryo cryopreservation. Chiefly intended as a handy troubleshooting guide, the book represents a valuable resource for research students in related fields.


Reproduction Spermatology Cryopreservation Spermatogonia Conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Judith Betsy
    • 1
  • Stephen Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Aquaculture, Fisheries College and Research InstituteTamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries UniversityTuticorinIndia
  2. 2.Directorate of Sustainable AquacultureTamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries UniversityThanjavurIndia

About the editors

Dr Judith Betsy is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Aquaculture, Fisheries College and Research Institute of Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Tuticorin, India. Holding a doctorate in Aquaculture, she is a recipient of the Maulana Azad National Fellowship from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. Having worked in the area of fish gamete cryopreservation and spermatology for the past 8 years, she has been honoured with 10 awards including gold medals for her outstanding academic performance during her graduate studies, and has published over 25 research papers in peer-reviewed journals around the world, more than 70 technical articles, and 4 books.

Dr John Stephen Sampath Kumar is a University Officer and Director of Sustainable Aquaculture at Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Thanjavur, India. He has been involved in aquaculture research since 1988 and has over 300 publications, including 75 research papers in national and international journals, to his credit. He has been honoured with various awards, citations and commendations for his academic, research and administrative performance. His research interests include fish and crustacean physiology, breeding, nutrition, bioenergetics, cryopreservation of fish gametes and artificial fertilization. Dr Kumar also serves as a consultant to a number of firms involved in aquaculture around the globe. He has been involved in the development of fish and shrimp health care products in various countries, has more than 30 years of field experience in freshwater and brackish water aquaculture, and has coordinated more than 10 funded projects.

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