Regional variation in energy storage strategies in American glass eels from Eastern Canada

Authors: Gaillard, Mélanie; Bernatchez, Louis; Tremblay, Réjean; Audet, Céline
Abstract: Energy status was analyzed in glass eels captured during two early waves of arrival at the mouths of the Mersey River, Nova Scotia, Canada (MR), and Grande-Rivière-Blanche, Québec, Canada (GRB), and according to their salinity preference (freshwater, brackish, or saltwater). Glass eels captured in the GRB estuary were larger, more pigmented, and exhibited higher whole-body glycogen, phospholipid, and sterol and wax ester contents. Those from MR had a higher condition index and a higher whole-body triacylglycerol content, suggesting different patterns of storage and/or use of energy reserves. Within a river, a delay of two weeks in estuarine arrival was characterized by significantly lower energy reserves. No differences in energy storage were observed according to salinity preference. Thus, the results revealed the occurrence of different energy storage strategies according to glass eel migration distance and duration, but not according to salinity preference.
Keywords: American glass eels Ecotypes Energy storage strategy Upstream migration Body lipid content
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 26 June 2015
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/282
This document was published in: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, Vol, 188 , 87–95 (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2015.06.019
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Alternative version: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26119597
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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