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Family composition of grouper spawns and EBV estimation for traits

Title of Project

Family composition of grouper spawns and EBV estimation for traits

Advisor/s

Professor Dean Jerry

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Grouper is a mass spawning species where several males and females are usually involved in the production of seed stock. What is not known is how reliable are broodstock to produce repeatedly progeny in these mass spawns, what family compositions of a spawn look like, and how their reproductive performance relates to their genetic growth and survival performance. This project will use DNA parentage analysis and quantitative genetic approaches to better understand the breeding performance of grouper broodstock as well as estimating their breeding value relevant to a breeding program. Enquiries should be directed to: aquaculture@jcu.edu.au

Key Words

Tropical aquaculture; genetic tools; quantitative genetics; DNA parentage analysis; grouper; growth; breeding

Would suit an applicant who

Available to both domestic and international applicants wishing to undertake Honours or Masters by research degree. Applicants will need to apply for a JCU competitive Research Scholarship and should be familiar with the Higher Degree by Research Requirements.

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