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Selective Breeding in Aquaculture: An Introduction

  • Trygve Gjedrem
  • Matthew Baranski

Part of the Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries book series (REME, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 1-3
  3. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 13-23
  4. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 25-62
  5. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 63-85
  6. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 87-91
  7. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 93-103
  8. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 105-111
  9. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 113-117
  10. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 119-124
  11. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 125-129
  12. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 131-144
  13. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 145-149
  14. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 151-167
  15. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 169-174
  16. Trygve Gjedrem, Matthew Baranski
    Pages 175-183
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 185-221

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a basic introduction to selective breeding in aquatic species, and describes the concepts behind establishing and running successful breeding programs. Although only 10% of world aquaculture production is currently based on genetically improved stocks, the dramatic gains achieved in species such as Atlantic salmon and tilapia serve to demonstrate the potential of selective breeding to improve growth, product quality, disease resistance and other commercially important traits. As increasing pressure is placed on feed, land and water resources, there is a growing need for such programs to be implemented on a large scale in aquaculture.

The major objective of this book is to introduce selective breeding to a wider audience, using results of numerous studies to show that the high fecundity and genetic variation in most aquatic species can lead to rapid and dramatic improvements. Building on well-established methods based on quantitative genetic theory, the key role that molecular genetics will play in the future of aquaculture breeding is also discussed.

The text was written by Trygve Gjedrem (chapters on breeding theory and planning breeding programs) and Matthew Baranski (biotechnology chapter and general contributions), scientists at one of the world’s leading food and aquaculture research institutes, Nofima Marin.

Keywords

Breeding Program Domestication aquaculture biotechnology breeding food genetics growth iron lead molecular genetics quality resistance structure water

Authors and affiliations

  • Trygve Gjedrem
    • 1
  • Matthew Baranski
    • 2
  1. 1.Nofima MarinAasNorway
  2. 2.Nofima MarinAasNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2773-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2772-6
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2773-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-3075
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