Genetic Computation Limited
Hard-to-find papers

aquaculture and fisheries genetics
breed improvement, selective breeding and genetic conservation
broodstock, fry & fingerling evaluation

tilapia, salmon, trout, shrimp, prawn, Penaeus, Litopenaeus, Macrobrachium, Oreochromis

Aquaculture and Genetic Conservation  

The purpose of this website  is to point out some of the important, new papers which have been published in journals that are not primarily devoted to aquaculture or fisheries.

The papers give useful insights on the management of broodstock, breeding, stock and strain improvement, disease susceptibility, and genetic conservation. However, the journals can be hard to find in many parts of the world. 

The "Hard-to-find papers" button at the top of the page will take you to the titles of  some of the publications we have come across recently, with opinions on why they might deserve notice.

Your comments would be most welcome. 

Genetic Computation Limited (GCL) is a private consulting company in aquaculture and fisheries genetics and conservation. Follow the link to  Roger Doyle  for more information.

GCL's procedures for evaluating growth of prawns, shrimp, tilapia, salmon, trout and other fish on-farm are quick and have high statistical power where facilities are limited. The emphasis is selective breeding procedures that don't interfere with production on commercial farms and small research stations.

GCL also consults on genetic biodiversity and contamination issues, gene flow and genetic population boundaries, breeder's rights, and the economic value of indigenous aquacultural genetic resources

Victoria, BC, Canada
Phone 1-250-727-7945, Fax 250-727-7984

-----  Examples of recent postings in the "Hard-to-find papers" section:  -----         

October 2009 #719.  Why domesticated Frankenfish won't grow much faster. Domestication and growth hormone transgenesis cause similar changes in gene expression in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).  

October 2009 #718.  Inbreeding lowers tilapia reproductive fitness. Effects of relatedness and inbreeding on reproductive success of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

October 2009 #716.  Protecting genetic property rights of indigenous farmers  Chinese province crafts pioneering law to thwart biopiracy.  

August 2009 #703.  Does TSV emerge quickly or does it hang around for a while?  A quick fuse and the emergence of Taura syndrome virus. 

August 2009 #701.  Effective population sizes in fluctuating, pedigreed populations.  Individual increase in inbreeding allows estimating effective sizes from pedigrees.

August 2009 #698.  Factors influencing the economic value of breeding programs.  Accounting for genotype by environment interaction in economic appraisal of genetic improvement programs in common carp Cyprinus carpio

June 2009 #695.  Genetics of vannamei growing at low and high density. Genotype by environment interaction for adult body weights of shrimp Penaeus vannamei when grown at low and high densities

June 2009 #694.  A 500-year strategy for captive breeding.  Sustainable long-term conservation of rare cattle breeds using rotational AI sires.