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dc.contributor.author Hershberger, William K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T20:17:53Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T20:17:53Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hershberger, W.K. (2006). What can history tell us about the future of aquaculture genetics. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 58(4), 223-229. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19179 en_US
dc.description.abstract Historically, genetics has not been a major part of aquatic sciences education or practices. However, it is interesting to note that one of the first animals used for genetic research after rediscovery of Mendel’s results was a Poeciliid, i.e., the guppy. Furthermore, the use of genetic principles and practices for improvement of aquatic species raised under controlled or semi-con- trolled conditions has not become a standard component of aquaculture production, contrary to the situation with other agricultural plants and animals. A number of explanations for the lack of utilization of otherwise accepted genetic approaches will be explored. In addition to the seeming reticence to employ the standard genetic approaches in aquaculture, realization of the purport- ed promise of some of the more recently developed molecular genetic tools has been slower than anticipated. In addition to the difficulties experienced with deployment of this technology, the costs and the need for larger multidisciplinary teams to develop the tools for reliable analy- ses have raised challenges not previously experienced in the field. These factors have led to increased efforts to utilize cooperative approaches to major genetic problems that need to be solved. It would appear that future employment of modern genetic analytical tools to improve aquaculture production will be enhanced and, in fact, further assured via cooperative research ventures. en_US
dc.format.extent 7 pages en_US
dc.publisher Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh en_US
dc.subject genetic modification, selective breeding, crossbreeding, hybridization, chromosome set manipulation, transgenesis, genetic monitoring, genetic mining en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title What can history tell us about the future of aquaculture genetics en_US

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