Genetics of larvae and spat growth rate in the oyster Crassostrea virginica
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The heritability of oyster (Crassostrea virginica) larval growth rate was estimated to be in the range of 0.25 to 0.50 and a significant part of this genetic variation is of the additive type. Larval growth rate and spat growth rate were found to be highly correlated. These results suggest that a selection program for faster growing larvae and spat would be successful.
KeywordsGrowth Rate Genetic Variation Significant Part Larval Growth Selection Program
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