FA154/FA154 Sturgeon Aquaculture – Specialized Techniques: Determining the Stage of Sexual Maturity in Female Sturgeon for Artificial Spawning: The Egg Maturation Assay

FA-153, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Frank A. Chapman and Joel P. Van Eenennaam, describes a biological test to determine if sturgeon eggs are in the stage of final maturation — the principle behind the test, materials needed, and protocol. Published by the UF Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, December 2007.