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gonad

an animal organ in which gametes are produced, such as a testis or an ovary

gonad

[′gō‚nad]
(anatomy)
A primary sex gland; an ovary or a testis.
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The somatic tissues do not start growing until the gonad is fully developed by the end of spring, reaching maximum values in August and September, before they are used as substrate for metabolic maintenance in the following months because there is no gonadic development from September until the next spring.
These results can be explained by alterations in gonadic activity caused by the possible presence of TBT or other chemical products that induce the occurrence of imposex.
2) of somatic index and gonadic index clearly shows their inverse and gradual fluctuation in the 2 experimental trials.
An opposite relation is observed not only between the indices of the gonadic condition (ratio of the gonad weight to shell weight) and the digestive gland size (Giese 1969), but also between the indices of the somatic condition and the gonad weight (Darriba et al.
1% of hermaphroditic specimens (both study areas), most of the gonad tissue consisted of male follicles, with oocytes always located outside follicles and toward the periphery of the gonadic tissue (Fig.
Gonadic condition and sex of each collected animal was assessed visually by looking at coloration, size characteristics, and texture of the gonads.
The gonadic development was studied both qualitatively (through histological analysis) and quantitatively (through an analysis of the percent follicular area).
A quantitative analysis was also conducted (through the gonadic index and oocyte diameter) to correlate the reproductive activity with water temperature and salinity.
Furthermore, the energetic investment of females and males at the maximum stage of gonadic development before mating is documented.
Post spawn is similar in both sexes; the gonadic tissue is occupied by reticular connective tissue.