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NE186: Genetic Maps of Aquaculture Species

Statement of Issues and Justification

The ability to selective breed aquatic species would improve the quality and performance of these animals in commercial aquaculture. Genetic markers are important tools which allow the tracking of parentage and the performance of lines in breeding programs. The integration of these markers into linkage maps would further enhance their utility because it would allow more detailed analysis of the genetic variation affecting a trait. It would also facilitate the identification of the genetic alleles contributing to superior performance. Thus, the development of molecular markers and mapping of the genes determining economically important traits would speed the development of genetically improved strains. The enormity and complexity of this effort requires a collaborative effort among researchers with diverse disciplinary skills.

Candidate species are: catfish, trout, tilapia, shrimp, and oyster.

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