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Fig. 21. Changes in (A) BW (g), (B) GSI (%), and (C) the number of neurons expressing sGnRH mRNA in the OB, TN, VT and POA during gonadal maturation of 2-year-old female masu salmon (mean ± SEM). In each group, means with different letters indicate significant difference (P < 0.05). (B) and (C) are reprinted from General and Comparative Endocrinology, 99, Amano et al., Salmon GnRH synthesis in the preoptic area and the ventral telencephalon is activated during gonadal maturation in female masu salmon, 13–21, © 1995, Academic Press, Inc., with permission from Elsevier.

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