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Genetic Resources of Common Carp at the Fish Culture Research Institute, Szarvas, Hungary

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 417

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Published: 15th Nov 2001
Dimensions: h 300mm
ISBN-10: 9251046581
ISBN-13: 9789251046586
Barcode No: 9789251046586
ISSN: 0429-9345
Synopsis
Common carp is one of the oldest cultured and most domesticated fish in the world, and is a very adaptable species in both the wild and in culture coditions. The genetic resources of common carp maintained at the Fish Culture Research Institute in Szarvas, Hungary, are described in this paper. The genetic improvement of common carp in Hungary started in 1962. Five main features were evaluated that determined the economic value of the resulting strains: survival, weight gain, feed conversion ratio, slaughter value and fat content of the meat. The Fish Culture Research Institute plays a key role in a national breeding programme in Hungary that provides fish farms and fish seed production units with parental lines of hybrid common carp.

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