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Research—Mass Selection for Small Brine Shrimp Cysts

 

From Abstract: In this study, mass selection for small cysts was carried out on the Vinh Chau strain of brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana Kellogg 1906).   Small cysts were selected by sieving and then hatched under field and laboratory conditions over two successive generations (F1 and F2).  The results showed that cyst size was significantly smaller when compared to controls.  The cyst size decreased about 3% per generation and the accumulated gain on the target trait was in the range 5.82–6.07% at the end of the selection process.  The results show that a selection program for smaller cysts by mass selection is possible.

 

Source: Aquaculture Research.  Mass Selection for Small-Sized Cysts in Artemia Franciscana Produced in Vinh Chau Salt Ponds, Vietnam.  Nguyen Thi Hong Van (email Van.NguyenThiHong@Ugent.be, Laboratory of Aquaculture and Artemia Reference Center, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering - Department of Animal Production, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium), Nguyen Van Hoa, Peter Bossier, Patrick Sorgeloos and Gilbert Van Stappen.  Volume 45, Issue 10, Pages 1591 to 1599, September 2014.

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