and fisheries genetics
breed improvement, selective breeding and genetic conservation
broodstock, fry & fingerling evaluation
salmon, trout, shrimp, prawn, Penaeus, Litopenaeus, Macrobrachium, Oreochromis
and Genetic Conservation
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.
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. mailto:GCL@genecomp.com
Genetic Computation Limited (GCL) is a
private consulting company in aquaculture and fisheries genetics and
conservation. Follow the link
to Roger Doyle for more
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
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
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
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
June 2009 #694. A 500-year strategy for captive breeding.
Sustainable long-term conservation of rare cattle breeds using rotational AI sires.