Potential of genetics for aquaculture development in Africa

Changadeya, W. and Malekano, L.B. and Ambali, A.J.D. (2003) Potential of genetics for aquaculture development in Africa. Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 26(3), pp. 31-35.

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Abstract

Aquaculture in Africa is fairly insignificant by world standards and accounts for a mere 0.4 per cent of global aquaculture production. The application of genetics can play an important role in efforts to increase aquaculture production in Africa through methods such as selective breeding, hybridization, chromosome manipulation and use of YY “supermales”. Other issues that need to be addressed are limited genetic research facilities, funding, human capacity and suitable species for aquaculture.

Item Type: Article
Title: Potential of genetics for aquaculture development in Africa
Personal Creator/Author:
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Changadeya, W.
Malekano, L.B.
Ambali, A.J.D.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly
Volume: 26
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 31-35
Date: 2003
ISSN: 1511-8533
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquaculture development; Tilapia; Genetics; Africa
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9113
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 17:28
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2012 17:28
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9113

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