Titel: Genetics and Fish Breeding
Autor/en: C. E. Purdom
30. November 1992 - gebunden - 296 Seiten
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.
Preface. The scope of applied fish genetics. Introduction.
Fish cultivation. Ornamental fish breeding. Fishing. Habitat
Sexuality and reproduction. Gonochorism. Primary sexual
characteristics. Secondary sexual characteristics. Modes of
reproduction. Egg production. Production of spermatozoa.
Fertilization. Cryopreservation. Mendelian inheritance: I. Colour.
The beginning. Simple gene effects. Complex effects of alleles.
Interaction of genes. Summary of colour genetics. Mendelian
inheritance: II. Characters other than colour. Introduction. Scale
patterns of carp. Scale patterns in sticklebacks. Body shape. Fin
shape. Electrophoretic variations. Miscellaneous characteristics.
Quantitative genetics: I. Metrical characteristics. Introduction.
Polygenic inheritance. Heritability. Growth rate. Stocks and strains.
Spawning time. Food conversion efficiency. Disease resistance.
Selective improvement in fancy fish. Quantitative genetics: II.
Population studies. Introduction. Blood groups. Electrophoresis of
soluble proteins. Inferences from population data. Molecular studies.
Inbreeding. Application of electrophoresis. Summary. Chromosomes of
fish. Introduction. Methods in cytology. Chromosome numbers and gross
morphology. Linkage and chromosome mapping. Sex determination.
Introduction. Sex ratio. Sex linkage. Sex chromosome maps. Sex
reversal and sex determination. Hybridization and sex determination.
Gynogenesis and sex determination. Cytology of sex chromosomes. An
oddity, the H-Y antigen. Hybridization. Introduction. Hybridization
in nature. Artificial hybridization. Summary of applied use of
hybrids. Hybridization and introgression. Atypical modes of
sexuality. Introduction. Normal hermaphroditism. Abnormal
hermaphroditism. Female-only species. Control of sex ratio.
Introduction. Methods of sex ratio control. Commercial application.
Chromosome engineering. Introduction. Meiotic diploid gynogenesis.
Mitotic diploid gynogenesis. Androgenesis. Induced triploidy. Induced
tetraploidy. Gene manipulation. Introduction. Choosing the gene.
Inserting the gene. Asssessing the success of gene transfer.
Expression of the transferred genes. Future developments in molecular
genetics. Featured fish: I. Ornamental species. Introduction. The
goldfish. Koi - ornamental common carp. The toothcarps. Other
species. Featured fish: II. Cultivated species. Introduction. Common
carp. Salmon and trouts. Tilapias. Author index. Species index.
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