Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries

Selective Breeding in Aquaculture: an Introduction

Authors: Gjedrem, Trygve, Baranski, Matthew

  • An introductory guide to breeding programs in aquatic species
  • A comprehensive description of the important concepts behind selective breeding in aquaculture
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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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gjedrem, Trygve (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Domestication and the Application of Genetic Improvement in Aquaculture

    Gjedrem, Trygve (et al.)

    Pages 5-11

  • The Success of Selective Breeding in Aquaculture

    Gjedrem, Trygve (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • The Theoretical Basis for Breeding and Selection

    Gjedrem, Trygve (et al.)

    Pages 25-62

  • Initiating Breeding Programs

    Gjedrem, Trygve (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3677-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selective Breeding in Aquaculture: an Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2773-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2773-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2772-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3677-1
Series ISSN
1571-3075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 221
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