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Department of Biological Sciences
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Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Fish Reproductive Biology Program

A component of the Washington State University / University of Idaho Center for Reproductive Biology


Joseph G. Cloud

Rolf L. Ingermann

James J. Nagler

Barrie Robison

Deborah L. Stenkamp
  • Gametogenesis
  • Fertilization
  • Early Development
  • Sex Determination
  • Endocrinology/Molecular Biology
  • Reproductive Toxicology




Robison, B.D. and W. Rowland. (in press). A potential model system for studying the genetics of domestication: behavioral variation among wild and domesticated strains of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.

Shupe JM, Kristan* DM, Austad SN, Stenkamp DL.(2006) The eye of the laboratory mouse remains anatomically adapted for natural conditions. Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 67:39-52.


Prabhudesai* SN, Cameron DA, Stenkamp DL. (2005) Targeted effects of retinoic acid signaling upon photoreceptor development in zebrafish. Developmental Biology. 287(1):157-67.

Stenkamp DL, Calderwood JL, Van Niel EE, Daniels LM, and Gonzalez-Fernandez F. (2005) The interphotoreceptor retinoid binding protein (IRBP) of the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). Molecular Vision 11:833-845.

Bouma,* Gerrit J., Joseph G. Cloud, and James J. Nagler (2005); An in vitro system for the long-term tissue culture of juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) testis. J. Exp. Zool. 303A: 698-703.

Chowen,* Trevor R. and James J. Nagler. (2005); Lack of sex specificity for growth hormone pseudogene in fall-run chinook salmon from the Columbia River. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 134:279-282.

Stoddard,* Jonathan W., James E. Parsons, and James J. Nagler (2005); Early onset of embryonic mortality in sub-fertile families of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Reprod. Fertility Develop. 17:785-790.


Coulborne, J.K, B.D. Robison, K. Bogart, M. Lynch. 2004. Five hundred twenty eight microsatellite markers for ecological genomic investigations using Daphnia. Mol. Ecol. Notes. 4: 485-490.

Trevarrow, B, and B.D. Robison. 2004. Genetic backgrounds, standard lines, and their husbandry. In: Methods in Cell Biology: The Zebrafish: Cellular and Developmental Biology, Genetics, Genomics and Informatics. 599 - 615

Robison, B.D., and G.H. Thorgaard. 2004. The phenotypic relationship of a clonal line to its population of origin: rapid embryonic development in an Alaskan population of rainbow trout. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 133: 455-461.

Wendling,* Neesha C., David C. Bencic,* James J. Nagler, Joseph G. Cloud, and Rolf L. Ingermann (2004); Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels in steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) eggs: An examination of turnover, localization, and role. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 137:739-748.

Chowen,* Trevor R. and James J. Nagler (2004); Temporal and spatial occurrence of female chinook salmon carrying a male- specific genetic marker in the Columbia River watershed. Environ. Biol. Fish. 69: 427-432.

Nagler, James J., Tim Cavileer, Kirk Steinhorst, and Robert H. Devlin (2004); Determination of genetic sex in chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) using the male-linked growth hormone pseudogene by real-time PCR. Mar. Biotechnol. 6:186-191.


Ingermann, R.L., M.L. Robinson,* and J.G. Cloud. Respiration of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) sperm: sensitivity to pH and CO2. J. Fish Biol. In Press.

Schultz, Irvin R., Ann Skillman, Jean-Marc Nicolas, Daniel G. Cyr and James J. Nagler (2003); Short-term exposure to 17a-ethynylestradiol decreases the fertility of sexually maturing male rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Environ. Tox. Chem. 22(6):1272-1280.


Ingermann, R.L., D.C. Bencic,* and P. Verrell. (2002) Methoxychlor alters the predator-prey relationship between dragonfly naiads and salamander larvae. Bull Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 68: 771-778.

Ingermann, R.L., D.C. Bencic,* and J.G. Cloud. (2002) Low seminal plasma buffering capacity corresponds to high pH sensitivity of sperm motility in salmonids. Fish Physiol. Biochem. 24: 299-307.

Ingemann, R.L., Holcomb,* M., Robinson,* M.L., Cloud, J.G. Carbon dioxide and pH affect sperm motility of white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 2885-2890, 2002.

Lokman P.M., Harris, B., Kusakabe,* M., Kime, D.E., Schulz, R.W., Adachi, S, and Young, G. 11-Oxygenated androgens in female teleosts: prevalence, abundance, and life history implications. General and Comparative Endocrinology (2002)

Thorgaard, Gary, H., George S. Bailey, David Williams, Donald R. Buhler, Stephen L. Kaattari, Sandra S. Ristow, John D. Hansen, James R. Winton, Jerri L. Bartholomew, James J. Nagler, Patrick J. Walsh, Matt M. Vijayan, Robert H. Devlin, Ronald W. Hardy, Kenneth E. Overturf, William P. Young, Barrie D. Robison, Caird Rexroad III, and Yniv Palti (2002); Status and opportunities for genomics research with rainbow trout. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B. 133:609-646.

Please contact the faculty for publications in years prior to 2002.

* indicates a former/present student or postdoctoral fellow in the program