Genetics influences physical fitness of tilapia

  • Genetics influences physical fitness of tilapia

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    June 10, 2021 at 12:22 PM

    Wageningen University & Research scientists have demonstrated that genes influence swimming fitness of tilapia. As there are indications that fitter fish are also healthier and more resilient, the researchers recommend including fitness in selective breeding programs for farmed fish. Nile tilapia is the second most cultivated fish species in the world after carp and provide cheap protein and essential micronutrients to populations in Africa and Asia for good nutrition, health and development.

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