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Sex-linked markers for arctic charr



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)


2009 - 2013


Atlantic: Gulf of Maine, Scotian Shelf

Principal Investigator(s)

Brian Glebe

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