Mapping the sex determination locus in the Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) using RAD sequencing


Palaiokostas C., Bekaert M., Davie A., Cowan M. E. , Oral M. , Taggart J. B. , ...More

BMC GENOMICS, vol.14, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-566
  • Title of Journal : BMC GENOMICS

Abstract

Background: Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) is a high-value, niche market species for cold-water marine aquaculture. Production of monosex female stocks is desirable in commercial production since females grow faster and mature later than males. Understanding the sex determination mechanism and developing sex-associated markers will shorten the time for the development of monosex female production, thus decreasing the costs of farming.