QTL discovery opens way for disease-resistant tilapia

(07/11/19)

Aquaculture genetics, health and technology company Benchmark has announced the discovery of a significant quantitative trait locus (QTL) for Streptococcus iniae resistance in Nile tilapia.

Streptococcus infections are among the most critical disease challenges in tilapia production and the technological breakthrough presents a significant opportunity for the industry to reduce streptococcus infections and the use of antibiotic treatments, the Sheffield-based company said in a press release.

Benchmark’s genomic analysis from controlled disease resistance trials has shown that a significant proportion..............................................................


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