The main objective of this study was to quantify the heritable variation for growth rate of GIFT, and the contribution of IGEs to this heritable variation. Here we describe the experiment conducted for this purpose, and present estimated parameters of genetic and non-genetic indirect effects on growth rate in the GIFT strain.
Genetic and non-genetic indirect effects for harvest weight in the GIFT strain of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
Khaw, H.L., Ponzoni, R.W., Yee, H.Y., Bin Aziz, M.A., Bijma, P. (2016)
Aquaculture, 450: 154-161 [open access]