Lessons from the breeding program of rohu

Mahapatra, K.D. and Jana, R.K. and Saha, J.N. and Gjerde, G. and Sarangi, N. (2006) Lessons from the breeding program of rohu. In: Ponzoni, R.W. and Acosta, B.O and Ponniah, A.G. (eds.) Development of aquatic animal genetic improvement and dissemination programs: current status and action plans. Penang, Malaysia, WorldFish Center, pp. 34-40. (WorldFish Center Conference Proceedings,73)

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For the first time in India, selective breeding work has been initiated at the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, India in collaboration with the Institute of Aquaculture Research (AKVAFORSK), Norway. Rohu has been chosen as the model species because it enjoys the highest consumer preference among Indian major carps (IMC) although its performance was observed to be slower than other IMC. As this was the first ever selection work on any Indian major carp, many procedures and techniques for successful implementation of the programs were standardized (i.e. production of full-sib groups, establishment of model hatchery for selective breeding of carps, rearing of full-sib groups in partitioned nursery ponds, individual tagging with the Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag, communal rearing, sampling, data analysis, field testing and dissemination of improved rohu). After four generations of selection, an average of 17 per cent higher growth per generation was observed in improved rohu.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Lessons from the breeding program of rohu
Personal Creator/Author:
Mahapatra, K.D.
Jana, R.K.
Saha, J.N.
Gjerde, G.
Sarangi, N.
Title of Book: Development of aquatic animal genetic improvement and dissemination programs: current status and action plans
Ponzoni, R.W.
Acosta, B.O
Ponniah, A.G.
Series Name: WorldFish Center Conference Proceedings
Volume: 73
Number of Pages: 120
Page Range: pp. 34-40
Date: 2006
Publisher: WorldFish Center
Place of Publication: Penang, Malaysia
ISBN: 983-2346-53-3
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biotechnology; Genetics; Genetic drift; Genetic diversity; Fish culture; Brood stocks; Induced breeding; Breeding success; Research programmes; India
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 2598
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2009 12:57
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:45
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2598

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