Progress, challenges and perspectives on fish gamete cryopreservation: A mini-review

Juan F. Asturiano, Elsa Cabrita, A. Horváth

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Protocols for the cryopreservation of fish gametes have been developed for many different fish species, in special, freshwater salmonids and cyprinids. Methods for sperm freezing have progressed during the last decades due to the increasing number of potential applications: aquaculture (genetic improvement programs, broodstock management, helping with species having reproductive problems), biotechnology studies using model fish species (preservation of transgenic or mutant lines), cryobanking of genetic resources from endangered species, etc.This mini-review tries to give an overview of the present situation of this area of research, identifying the main challenges and perspectives, redirecting the reader to more in-depth reviews and papers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Feb 9 2016



  • Aquaculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Cryobanking
  • Endangered species
  • Oocyte
  • Sperm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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