A hierarchical breeding design was used to demonstrate the heritability of tolerance for infectious hematopoietic necrosis (IHN) in sockeye salmon. Oncorhynchus nerka. Heritability was about 30%, indicating that artificial selection may increase the number of fish that can tolerate the disease.
|Title||Heritability of tolerance for infectious hematopoietic necrosis in sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)|
|Authors||John D. McIntyre, Donald F. Amend|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Transactions of the American Fisheries Society|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Western Fisheries Research Center|