Aquaculture lagging behind in selective breeding

(08/09/17)

There is huge potential to improve disease resistance in aquaculture worldwide if more fish farmers adopt selective breeding, an Edinburgh fish genetics expert has said.

Professor Ross Houston pointed out that less than 10 per cent of aquaculture production currently derives from selectively bred stocks, lagging significantly behind terrestrial animal and plant farming.

In a review for the Brazilian Journal of Animal Science, titled Future directions in breeding for disease resistance in aquaculture species, the Roslin Institute’s Chair of Aquacultural Genetics writes..............................


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