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Genetics and Fish Breeding

Series: Fish & Fisheries Series Volume: 8

By: CE Purdom

296 pages, 80 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #18213 | ISBN: 0412330407
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NHBS Price: £251.00 $316/€295 approx

About this book

Genetics and Fish Breeding provides a thorough review of this important subject, highlighting species which are bred commercially, such as salmon, trout, carp and goldfish. The author, who is an acknowledged expert in this subject, has drawn together a wealth of information, providing a book which should be bought by all fish biologists, fisheries scientists, geneticists and aquarists.

a valuable account of recent developments within a rich and informative historical setting...a...lucid and up-to-date synthesis of ideas...Colin Purdom's book will prove a valuable source, not only to fish and fishery biologists, but also to those who are less familiar with genetic prinicples and proceedures. A volume that proceeds so effectively along the road to integrate genetics and fish biology is to be warmly welcomed - Journal of Fish Biology; The author has drawn together a wealth of information, providing a book which should be bought by all fish biologists, fisheries scientists, geneticists and aquarists - Agro Lavoisier; ...very informative...highly recommended to student and expert - Aquaculture; I will use this book. I think others will too. - The progressive Fish-Culturist; ...a timely and much-needed publication...in this compact book, he [Purdom] has neatly provided a precise and comprehensive account of the wide spectrium of research currently being carried out both for gaining an understanding of the principles of fish genetics and for their ultimate application(s) for higher productivity and disease resistance - Journal of Genetics


Contents

The scope of applied fish genetics; sexuality and reproduction; Mendelian inheritance; quantitative genetics - metrical characteristics; - population studies; chromosomes of fish; sex determination; hybridization; atypical modes of sexuality; control of sex ratio.

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