Applications of genetics in aquaculture (Updated 2016 version)

This lecture has been delivered by Dr. Abdel Rahman El Gamal during August 2016 as a contribution to the “Fish Culture Development training course – Africa” which is annually organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA) with the support by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The introductory part of the lecture addressed the key issues especially those related to the applications of genetics in aquaculture which addressed the management of broodstock, selection methodologies, hybridization, ploidy induction and ending by advanced technologies such as genetic engineering. The possible genetic concerns regarding the stocking enhancement programs have been also addressed. Diagrams and case studies have been brought in to support the lecture.

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