Effects of genotype x environment interaction on the estimation of genetic parameters and gains in Nile tilapia
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Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is the major fish species produced in Brazil, a country with a vast territory and great climate diversity. This study assessed the effects of the genotype x environment interaction on heritability estimates and selection responses in Nile tilapia (Tilamax strain) cultivated in earthen ponds and net cages. The weight at harvest, trunk length, and head percentage of 4400 individuals were determined. Trait heritabilities were higher in pond fish (0.27-0.52) than in caged fish (0.09-0.33). Genetic correlations between farming systems were lower than 0.5 for the three traits. The rank position of the top 10 families differed according to the environment, as did the response to direct and indirect selection. The results revealed significant genotype x environment effects on the heritability of Nile tilapia farmed under different systems.
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Quote ItemJournal of Applied Genetics Aug 2020
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