Breeding for robustness: Investigating the genotype-by-environment interaction and micro-environmental sensitivity of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

The objectives of this study were (i) to quantify the degree of G x E by assessing the growth performance of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) across three countries (Malaysia, India and China) and (ii) to quantify the genetic heterogeneity of environmental variance for body weight at harvest (BW) in GIFT as a measure of micro-environmental sensitivity.


Agha, S., Mekkawy, W., Ibanez-Escriche, N., Lind, C.E., Kumar, J., Mandal, A., Benzie, J.A.H., Doeschl-Wilson, A. (2018)
Animal Genetics, online first 30 July