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Population genetic research on some rare and endangered fish species of the Flemish region

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Reference no: ID P103/3E970547 , UNIT 103/2218
Period: July 1998 till November 2000
Status: Completed

Geographical term: Belgium, Flanders [Marine Regions]

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  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling Dierenecologie en -systematiek; Diversiteit en Systematiek van Dieren, more, co-ordinator

Fisheries management aims at improving the ecological quality of fish stocks. Therefore it is advisable to study the populationgenetics of those species which are of major importance for nature conservation to elucidate differences among populations. Apart from the much stocked pike (Esox lucius), the endangered species chub (Leusciscus cephalus) and brook trout (Salmo trutta)and the exterminated burbot (Lota lota) will be studied by means of restriction fragment length polymorphous (RFLP) of the mitochondrial genome. The results will be evaluated in a western European context.

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