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* ICLARM is now known as WorldFish Center

GIFT Technology Manual: An aid to Tilapia selective breeding
ISBN: 983-2346-24-X

CONTENTS

Foreword (PDF : 46 KB)
Contents (PDF : 48 KB)
Introduction
(PDF : 56 KB) 
Selective breeding
  Traits
  Phenotypes, genotypes and breeding values
  Breeding goal
  Selection strategies
  The GIFT technology
(PDF : 70 KB)
Forming a base population
  Importance of breaod genetic basis
  A 'synthetic' or 'composite' base population
(PDF : 64 KB)
Breeding and rearing
  Synchronization of spawning
  Breeding in hapas
  Rearing of families
 

Collection of breeding data

  Anesthetization
(PDF : 611 KB)
Testing
  Individual marking
  Communal testing
  Harvesting
  Ensuring the identity of potential breeders
(PDF : 1,133 KB)
Selection
  Statistical analysis
  A comment on heritability estimates used in the calculation of breeding values
  Selection of breeders
  Back-up of potential breeders
(PDF : 57 KB)
Dissemination
  Breeding station
  The multipliers level (Hatcheries)
(PDF : 167 KB)
Requirements of facilities and equipments
(PDF : 48 KB)
Recommended literature (PDF : 50 KB)
Appendix (PDF : 75 KB)

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