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Authordc.contributor.authorDettleff, Phillip
Authordc.contributor.authorRodríguez, Javiera
Authordc.contributor.authorPatiño García, Daniel
Authordc.contributor.authorOrellana, Renán
Authordc.contributor.authorCastro, Rodrigo
Authordc.contributor.authorEscobar Aguirre, Sebastián
Authordc.contributor.authorMoreno, Ricardo Daniel
Authordc.contributor.authorPalomino, Jaime
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationAnimals 2022, 12, 720es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractThe buoyancy of eggs and embryos is associated with successful development in pelagic fish. Buoyancy is the result of oocyte hydration, which depends on the osmotic force exerted by free amino acids (FAA) generated by yolk proteolysis, and cathepsins are the main enzymes involved in this process. Seriola lalandi is a pelagic fish whose farming has been hampered by development failure that have been partially attributed to decreased buoyancy of embryos. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the mRNA expression and activity of cathepsins B, D, and L, as well as the FAA content in floating and low-floating embryos at different developmental stages. The chosen stages were eggs, morula, blastula, gastrula and 24 h embryos. Complementary assessments showed that there were no differences attributed to buoyancy status in embryo and oil droplet diameters, as well as the transcriptional status at any developmental stage. Cathepsin B did not show differences in mRNA expression or activity related to buoyancy at any stage. Cathepsin D displayed higher transcript and activity levels only in low-floating eggs compared with those floating. Cathepsin L showed higher expression in floating eggs and 24 h embryos compared with that of low-floating, but the activity of this enzyme was higher in floating eggs and morula. Total FAA content constantly decreased throughout development in floating embryos, but it was always higher than low-floating embryos until gastrula stage. In 24 h embryos floating and low-floating embryos share similar quantities of FAA. In summary, differences in the expression and activity of cathepsins between floating and low-floating embryos could be revealed at specific embryonic stages, suggesting different functions of these enzymes throughout development. Besides 24 h embryos, FAA content seems to be a decisive factor for buoyancy of embryos during early development of S. lalandi. Overall, considering the main role of cathepsins and FAA in buoyancy acquisition process and therefore in both embryo quality and viability, our study identifies good marker candidates to evaluate embryo quality in the farming of this species.es_ES
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorshipComision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica (CONICYT) CONICYT FONDECYT 1201343es_ES
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Keywordsdc.subjectYellowtail Kingfishes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectPelagic fishes_ES
Títulodc.titleMolecular characterization of embryos with different buoyancy levels in the yellowtail kingfish (seriola lalandi)es_ES
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