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'Out-of-season' Production of 17,20β-dihydroxypregn-4-en-3-one Challenges the Dogma that it is Solely a 'Maturation-Inducing Hormone' in Fish


  • Centre for Fisheries, Environment and Aquaculture Research (Cefas), Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UB, United Kingdom


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