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Fig. 10. Ovarian development of wild mature Marsupenaeus japonicus. Ovarian development is classified into the (a) late exogenous vitellogenic stage, (b) early maturation stage, (c) late maturation stage, and (d) spent stage. CR, cortical rod; Endo, endogenous vitellogenic oocyte; Exo, exogenous vitellogenic oocyte; Pre, previtellogenic oocyte. Bars: 0.1 mm. Hematoxylin and eosin staining. Reprinted from Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A, 147A, Okumura et al., Vitellogenin gene expression and hemolymph vitellogenin during vitellogenesis, final maturation, and oviposition in female kuruma prawn, Marsupenaeus japonicus, 1028–1037, Copyright (2007), with permission from Elsevier.

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