Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: April 1, 2009
Publication Date: August 16, 2009
Citation: Waldbieser, G.C. 2009. Use of Molecular Markers for Catfish Production and Product Quality. American Chemical Society National Meeting. P: 142 Technical Abstract: Channel catfish are a diploid species native to North America and the primary product of U.S. aquaculture, and molecular genetic research supports selective breeding of catfish for commercial production. To date, short tandem repeat loci have been used to characterize DNA sequence variation within and between catfish populations, determine family structure, and support hybrid catfish research. Recently, large numbers of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) have been identified in the catfish genome and promise to improve the efficiency of genome-based investigations. This presentation will review catfish-specific marker technologies and their current and potential application in catfish production and product quality.