Liqiang Zhong

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BACKGROUND The channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), a species native to North America, is one of the most important commercial freshwater fish in the world, especially in the United States' aquaculture industry. Since its introduction into China in 1984, both cultivation area and yield of this species have been dramatically increased such that China is(More)
The F1 hybrids of female channel catfish × male blue catfish contain many desirable traits for commercial production. But hybrid catfish cannot always be easily distinguished from channel catfish. It is also difficult to identify fingerlings and fillets of blue catfish, channel catfish and F1 hybrids. The present research showed that a trinucleotide(More)
Passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags can be used to overcome environmental variations caused by individual fish tanks during family selection of the channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), which thus permits growth comparisons among different families under identical environmental conditions. Power analysis was used to analyse variations in various(More)
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