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Genetic basis to the stress response: selective breeding for stress-tolerant fish

Pottinger, T.G.; Pickering, A.D.. 2011 Genetic basis to the stress response: selective breeding for stress-tolerant fish. In: Iwama, G.K.; Pickering, A.D.; Sumpter, J.P.; Schreck, C.B., (eds.) Fish stress and health in aquaculture. Cambridge, U.K., Cambridge University Press, 171-195, 24pp. (Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series).

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Abstract/Summary

The purpose of this Chapter is to consider the possibility that the responsiveness of fish to stress is a feature which has a distinct genetic component and may therefore be modified by selective breeding. By increasing the tolerance of fish to stress, thereby ameliorating some of the effects of unavoidable stress, it may be feasible to generate strains of fish which display improved performance within the aquaculture environment, across a number of traits.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Water
CEH Sections: Parr
ISBN: 978-0521281706
Additional Keywords: stress, cortisol, selective breeding, aquaculture, welfare, coping strategy, domestication
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 23 Jun 2015 08:17 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510902

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