Sex-linked markers for arctic charr

MG-09-01-003

Description

This project will integrate hormonal sex manipulation into a major breeding program for Arctic charr in Atlantic Canada to produce all-female population. The specific objectives are:

  1. masculinise experimental families coming from F4' generation of Arctic charr from the Fraser strain;
  2. identify microsatellite molecular markers useful for identifying genetic sex in the experimental families of Arctic charr to identify genotypic females in the masculinised experimental families for future broodstock;
  3. fertilize eggs from normal females using indirect feminization techniques; and
  4. produce all-female population of Arctic charr broodstock of know pedigree and good growth performance.

Program Name

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)

Year(s)

2009 - 2013

Ecoregion(s)

Atlantic: Gulf of Maine, Scotian Shelf

Principal Investigator(s)

Brian Glebe
Email: Brian.Glebe@dfo-mpo.gc.ca