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By Trygve Gjedrem

Even supposing aquaculture as a organic creation procedure has a protracted heritage, systematic and effective breeding courses to enhance economically very important qualities within the farmed species have hardly been applied until eventually lately, apart from salmonid species. which means nearly all of aquaculture creation (more than ninety percent) is predicated on genetically unimproved shares. In livestock the location is greatly varied: virtually no terrestrial farm creation is predicated on genetically unimproved and undomesticated populations. This distinction among aquaculture and cattle construction is even though the fundamental components of breeding thought are an analogous for fish and shellfish as for livestock. One attainable reason behind the adaptation is the complexity of reproductive biology in aquatic species, and specific attention has to be taken within the layout of breeding plans for those species. given that 1971 AKVAFORSK, has consistently conducted huge scale breeding examine tasks with salmonid species, and through the most recent 15 years additionally with a couple of clean water and marine species. effects from this paintings and the consequences from different associations all over the world have introduced ahead massive wisdom, which make the advance of effective breeding courses possible. The genetic development bought in choice courses for fish and shellfish is extraordinary and lots more and plenty greater than what has been accomplished in terrestrial cattle.

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Before meiosis begins, the chromosomes are replicated into two sister chromatides. Each pair of sister chromatides remains together throughout the first meiotic division. No further DNA replication occurs in meiosis. In prophases I, the homologous chromosomes come to lie alongside each other, so that each member of the pair consists of two sister chromatides. In metaphase I, synaptic pairs of chromosomes line up at the equatorial plane of the cell. In anaphase I, the member of each pair move towards opposite poles so that each half of the cell contains one chromosome of each type.

A scaled (SSnn and Ssnn); b scattered or mirror (ssnn); c linear (SSNn and SsNn); d leather (ssNn). Reproduced from Kirpichnikov (1981) by permission of Springer-Verlag GmbH. In many cases the effect of one allele of a gene is dependent on the effect of the other allele at the gene of the same locus, termed a dominance interaction. Let us take a look at the heterozygote Aa. 2. When genotype Aa is equal to AA genotype, A is dominant. This interaction occurs frequently in qualitative traits, such as albino colour in rainbow trout.

In the case where heterozygotes are more viable than both homozygotes, neither allele will eliminate the other since the superior heterozygotes contain both alleles. This phenomenon is referred to as balanced polymorphism. 2. Relationships between allelic and genotypic frequencies shows the P frequency of homozygote dominant individuals, H frequency of heterozygotes, and Q frequency of homozygote recessives. In nature, the selection coefficients at any one locus are generally very small, and so natural selection needs many generations to alter allele frequencies within a population.

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