Is selective breeding for stress tolerance a viable strategy?

Pottinger, Tom. 2001 Is selective breeding for stress tolerance a viable strategy? Trout News (31). 21-24.

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Between December 1995 and November 1999 the European Commission, under EC Contract FAIR-CT95-0152, funded a multinational research effort that was designed to determine whether it was feasible to selectively breed aquacultured fish for an increased tolerance of stress. The project has now ended and this article presents a brief summary of the major findings of the study, together with some unexpected findings on the lines of fish selected for stress responsiveness.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Pre-2000 sections
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Additional Keywords: selective breeding, aquaculture, stress, rainbow trout, cortisol, stock enhancement, welfare
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 30 Jun 2015 14:16 +0 (UTC)

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