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Segregation of microsatellite loci in second generation hybrid striped bass (Morone saxatilis × Morone chrysops)
Kohlmann, K.; Füllner, G.; Pfeifer, M. (2010). Segregation of microsatellite loci in second generation hybrid striped bass (Morone saxatilis × Morone chrysops). Aquacult. Int. 18(4): 621-633. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10499-009-9282-2
In: Aquaculture International. Springer: London. ISSN 0967-6120, more
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Keywords
    Aquaculture; Hybrids; Morone saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792) [WoRMS]; Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Kohlmann, K.
  • Füllner, G.
  • Pfeifer, M.

Abstract
    Within the framework of a larger project aimed to assess the potential of second generation hybrid striped bass for German aquaculture the genotypic segregation of five microsatellite loci was analysed in two progeny lots (n = 74 and 76, respectively). There was no consistent correlation between microsatellite genotypes and phenotypic category (white bass, hybrid, or striped bass). None of the individuals expressed neither only white bass nor only striped bass genotypes at all five loci. On the other hand, only hybrid genotypes at all five loci were detected in three individuals of lot 1 and four individuals of lot 2. Single loci tests for conformity of microsatellite genotypic segregation with Mendelian rules revealed significant deviations (P < 0.05) in four cases for lot 1 and in three cases for lot 2. If pooled over all five loci, both lots displayed highly significant deviations (P < 0.01) with an excess of hybrid genotypes and a deficiency of white bass genotypes. It is concluded that stabilizing selection performed on hybrid genotypes might be a suitable approach for practical aquaculture in Europe if the goal is to become independent of first generation hybrid fry supply and/or if establishing domesticated brood stocks of both parental species is impossible. However, more detailed studies on the characteristics and performance of multiple hybrid generations are needed.

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