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FA183: Sturgeon Aquaculture--Specialized Techniques: Determining the Sex of Sturgeon by Direct Examination of the Gonad Using a Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure

Figure 5. Surgical knots. We recommend a single or interrupted X-suture pattern stitch for tying and anchoring the suture. For a long incision (3–5 cm or longer), we recommend a horizontal mattress suture. Proper knot tying requires not only manipulative skill but most importantly considerable practice.

Credit: Frank A. Chapman and Joel P. Van Eenennaam