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Practical Genetics for Aquaculture

ISBN: 978-0-470-99982-0
256 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Over recent years there have been major advances in the application of molecular, biotechnological and genetic techniques to a wide range of aquatic species. Until now, many working in a hands-on capacity in the area of aquaculture have not known what the benefits of this work could be to them. This important new book redresses this situation, providing clear details of the available scientific information and the direct application of techniques under simple and practical situations.
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Table of Contents



1 Overview.

2 Gene Action I: Qualitative Traits.

3 Gene Action II: Inheritance of Quantitative Traits.

4 Selection and Realized Heritability.

5 Inbreeding, Crossbreeding and Hybridization.

6 Chromosomal Genetics I: Gynogenesis and Androgenesis.

7 Chromosomal Genetics II: Polyploidy.

8 Sex Determination and Control.

9 Control and Induction of Maturation and Spawning.

10 Transgenic Aquatic Organisms.

11 Genetic Threats to Wild Stocks and Ecosystems.


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Author Information

C. Greg Lutz is Specialist and Professor of Aquaculture with Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
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The Wiley Advantage

*essential information for anyone involved in fish/invertebrate aquaculture.
*practically-orientated, user-friendly presentation
*author has many years' hands-on experience.
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