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November 11, 2020
Sponsored by
Illumina

Leveraging Genomics to Accelerate Genetic Improvement in Aquaculture

GenomeWebinar

Associate Professor, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Chile

Selective breeding represents an efficient approach to increase production of aquaculture species by means of improving traits, such as rapid growth, product quality, and disease resistance.

Genomic information can be used to accelerate the genetic progress for traits that are difficult to measure on the selection candidates themselves (i.e. genomic selection). Genomic resources such as reference genome sequences and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping panels have been used to speed up genetic progress for several aquaculture species.

This webinar will review recent achievements in the application of genomic technologies for selective breeding of aquaculture species, including salmon, trout, tilapia, and shrimp, among others. The potential application of whole-genome resequencing and meta-analysis for the identification of functional causative variants, and their impact on enhancing selective breeding, will be also addressed. 

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