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Data set name

Gametogenesis, fertilization of marine organisms along Atlantic coasts and Portuguese estuaries (1990 onwards)

Data holding centreUniversity of Oporto, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Cell Biology (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1990 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Atlantic coast (Portugal, Spain, Africa and Brazil) and Portuguese coastal estuaries

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria in biota; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish disease and parasites; Fish behaviour; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets; benthos samplers

Description 
Summary

The morphological, ultrastructural, citochemical and biochemical aspects of gametogenesis in marine animals are studied. The functional aspects, ultrastructural and citochemistry of fertilization is also carried out. Protoparasity of the marine fauna (mainly from Spain and Brazil) are studied in several ways: ultrastructure, citochemistry, biochemistry, life cycle and interaction with the hosts. Parasites (infesting the Mediterranean fauna) and their cycles are also studied.

OriginatorsUniversity of Oporto, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Cell Biology (IMAR network)
References

Azevedo, C., and Cachola, R. (1992) Fine structure of the apicomplexa oocyst of Nematopsis sp. of two marine bivalve molluscs., Disease of Aquatic Organisms, 14: 69-73.

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Oporto, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Cell Biology (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactCarlos Azevedo
Address

University of Oporto, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Cell Biology (IMAR network)
Rua do Campo Alegre, 823
Porto
Porto
4150-180
Portugal

Telephone+351 222062200
Facsimile+351 226099157
Emailinfo@icbas.up.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15017001
Global identifier2218
Last revised2009-10-30