Practical Genetics for Aquaculture
By C. Greg Lutz
- Publisher: -
- Pages: 272
- Publication Date: 2001-12-15
- ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0852382855
- ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780852382851
The potential for increased production of aquatic species throughout the globe through genetic improvement holds out hope for improved nutrition and a better livelihood for millions of people. The concept for this book arose with this in mind. The purposes envisioned early in its development quickly proved too lofty, however, and as this work took shape it became apparent that, rather than trying to change the world with a single volume, more practical editorial approaches would probably
Genetics is generally a diffi cult topic to teach, or to learn for that matter, without some occasional simplifi cation. Given the intended audience for this book (non-geneticists with an interest in aquaculture) it became apparent that in order to communicate basic concepts, mechanisms
and approaches a degree of simplifi cation would be required to hold readers’ interest and attention. As a result, however, this text must serve only as a starting point for the study of genetics in aquaculture.
This book does not present exhaustive methodology for various disciplines of genetic improvement and analysis, but rather strikes some balance between practical application and more technical considerations.