Effect of a major QTL affecting IPN resistance on production traits in Atlantic salmon

Almas Gheyas, C. S. Haley, D. R. Guy, A. Hamilton, A. E. Tinch, J. C. Mota-Velasco, J. A. Woolliams

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This study investigated the effect of a major QTL for resistance to IPN in salmon on performance and production traits. The traits studied were related to growth, fillet and gutted yields, and fat content. Two different analyses were performed: (1) regression of the phenotypic data of the production traits on the predicted number of resistant IPN-QTL alleles in individuals and (2) a variance component analysis using the (co)variance matrix calculated at the putative location of the QTL. No significant effect of the QTL was detected on any of the traits investigated by either method. The result has important practical implications in that it encourages the use of MAS to reduce the risks and impact of IPN mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666-668
Number of pages3
JournalAnimal Genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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