Genetic quality and offspring performance in Chinook salmon: implications for supportive breeding

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Each year salmon and other fishes are caught and used for supportive breeding programs that attempt to augment natural populations that are threatened with extinction. These programs typically mate individuals randomly and as such they overlook the importance of genetic quality to offspring fitness and ultimately to ensuring population health. Here, we use… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10592-006-9204-z

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@article{Pitcher2006GeneticQA, title={Genetic quality and offspring performance in Chinook salmon: implications for supportive breeding}, author={Trevor E. Pitcher and Bryan D. Neff}, journal={Conservation Genetics}, year={2006}, volume={8}, pages={607-616} }