coho salmon AquaGen

N&H TOPLINE: Genomic tool advances salmon breeding

Genomic tool enables selection for increased growth and SRS resistance in coho salmon. ALSO: using Big Data to understand immune system responses.

The first genomic tool for assaying whole-genome variation in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) has been developed, according to AquaGen, an international fish genetics company.

This achievement will be crucial for genetic improvement of production traits such as growth rate and resistance to salmon rickettsial syndrome (SRS) in this increasingly important aquaculture species.

The new tool, a so-called single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) chip, is based on whole-geno

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