Mapping of quantitative trait loci for flesh colour and growth traits in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Journal : Genetics Selection Evolution , vol. 42 , p. 14 , 2010
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Printed : 0999-193X
Electronic : 1297-9686
Publication type : Academic article
OMTALE : http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1297...
DOI : doi.org/10.1186/1297-9686-42-1...
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Conclusions: A large number of significant and suggestive QTL for flesh colour and growth traits were found in an F2 population of Atlantic salmon. Chr 26 and Chr 4 presented the strongest evidence for significant QTL affecting flesh colour, while Chr 10, Chr 5, and Chr 4 presented the strongest evidence for significant QTL affecting growth traits (length and weight). These QTL could be strong candidates for use in marker-assisted selection and provide a starting point for further characterisation of the genetic components underlying flesh colour and growth.