General textbooks on fish genetics:
Kirpichnikov, V.S. 1981. Genetic Bases of Fish Selection. Springer-Verlag, New York, New York
This textbook contains valuable information about most aspects of fish genetics. The bibliography contains over 2,000 references, and is especially rich in Russian and Eastern European literature. However, the book is written in a highly technical manner for scientists, especially those working with fish genetics.
Tave, D. 1993. Genetics for Fish Hatchery Managers, 2nd ed. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, New York.
This textbook is written for extension specialists, government hatchery personnel, and fish farmers. It contains sections on all aspects of fish breeding and includes examples of successful selective breeding programmes with fish. There is a bibliography of over 800 references and a table that lists over 400 heritabilities in fish.
Paper that describes the discovery of a mutant phenotype in a hatchery population of cultured food fish, the studies that were conducted to determine the cause of the deformity, and the breeding programme that was used to cull the phenotype and produce a true-breeding population.
Tave, D., J.E. Bartels, and R.O. Smitherman. 1983. Saddleback: a dominant lethal gene in Sarotherodon aureus (Steindachner) (= Tilapia aurea). Journal of Fish Diseases 6:59–73.
Papers that describe selective breeding programmes that have been conducted to improve quantitative phenotypes in populations of farmed fish. These papers are highly technical, but they provide examples of selective breeding programmes that have been conducted in an attempt to improve growth rate, disease resistance, age of spawning, survival, and other quantitative phenotypes. Some of the programmes were successful, but some were not.
Abella, T.A. 1987. Improved tilapia strains through broodstock development in the Philippines. Pages 3–7 in R.D. Guerrero, III, D.L. Guzman, and CM. Lantican, eds. Tilapia Farming. Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department, PCARD Book Series No. 48/1987, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.
Abella, T.A., M.S. Palada, and G.F. Newkirk. 1990. Within family selection for growth rate with rotation mating in Oreochromis niloticus. Pages 515–518 in R. Hirano and I. Hanyu, eds. The Second Asian Fisheries Forum. Asian Fisheries Society, Manila, Philippines.
Ankorion, Y., R. Moav, and G.W. Wohlfarth. 1992. Bidirectional mass selection for body shape in common carp. Genetics Selection Evolution 24:43–52.
Babouchkine, Y.P. 1987. La sélection d'une carpe resistant à I'hiver. Pages 447–454 in K. Thiews, ed. Selection, Hybridization, and Genetic Engineering in Aquaculture, Vol. 1. H. Heenemann GmbH and Co., Berlin.
Behrends, L.L., J.B. Kingsley, and A.H. Price, III. 1988. Bidirectional-backcross selection for body weight in a red tilapia. Pages 125–133 in R.S.V. Pullin, T. Bhukaswan, K. Tonguthai, and J.L. Maclean, eds. The Second International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture. ICLARM Conference Proceedings 15, Department of Fisheries, Bangkok, Thailand and International Center For Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila, Philippines.
Bergot, P., J.M. Blanc, A.M. Escaffre, and H. Poisson. 1981. Effect of selecting sires according to their number of pyloric caeca upon the growth of offspring in rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri Richardson). Aquaculture 25:207–215.
Bondari, K. 1982. Cage performance and quality comparisons of tilapia and divergently selected channel catfish. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 34(1980):88–98.
Bondari, K. 1983. Response to bidirectional selection for body weight in channel catfish. Aquaculture 33:73–81.
Bondari, K. 1986. Response of channel catfish to multi-factor and divergent selection of economic traits. Aquaculture 57:163–170.
Bondari, K., R.A. Dunham, R.O. Smitherman, J.A. Joyce, and S. Castillo. 1983. Response to bidirectional selection for body weight in blue tilapia. Pages 300–310 in L. Fishelson and Z. Yaron, compilers. International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ch'ang, M.T. 1971. Determination of realized weight heritability in tilapia (Tilapia mossambica Peters.). Soviet Genetics 7:1550–1554.
Cipriano, R.C., and CM. Heartwell, III. 1986. Susceptibility of salmonids to furunculosis: Differences between serum and mucus responses against Aeromonas salmonicida. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 115:83–88.
Donaldson, L.R., and D. Menasveta. 1961. Selective breeding of chinook salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 90:160–164.
Donaldson, L.R., and P.R. Olson. 1957. Development of rainbow trout brood stock by selective breeding. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 85(1955):93–101.
Dunham, R.A., and R.O. Smitherman. 1983. Response to selection and realized heritability for body weight in three strains of channel catfish. Ictalurus punctatus. grown in earthen ponds. Aquaculture 33:89–96.
Dunham, R.A., Y. Brady, and S. Vinitnantharat. 1993. Response to challenge with Edwardsiella ictaluri by channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. selected for resistance to E. ictaluri. Journal of Applied Aquaculture 3:211–222.
Ehlinger, N.F. 1964. Selective breeding of trout for resistance to furunculosis. New York Fish and Game Journal 11:78–90.
Ehlinger, N.F. 1977. Selective breeding of trout for resistance to furunculosis. New York Fish and Game Journal 24:25–36.
Embody, G.C. and C.O. Hayford. 1925. The advantage of rearing brook trout fingerlings from selected breeders. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 55:135–148.
Fevolden, S.E., T. Refstie, and K.H. Røed. 1991. Selection for high and low cortisol stress response in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture 95:53–65.
Fevolden, S.E., T. Refstie, and K.H. Røed. 1992. Disease resistance in rainbow trout (Oncorhvnchus mykiss) selected for stress response. Aquaculture 104:19–29.
Friars, G.W., J.K. Bailey, and K.A. Coombs. 1990. Correlated responses to selection for grilse length in Atlantic salmon. Aquaculture 85:171–176.
Gjedrem, T. 1979. Selection for growth rate and domestication in Atlantic salmon. Zeitschrift für Tierzüchtung and Züchtungsbiologie 96:56–59.
Gjedrem, T., and D. Aulstad. 1974. Selection experiments with salmon. I. Differences in resistance to vibrio disease of salmon parr (Salmo salar). Aquaculture 3:51–59.
Hayford, C.O., and G.C. Embody. 1930. Further progress in the selective breeding of brook trout at the New Jersey State Hatchery. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 60:109–113.
Hershberger, W.K., J.M Myers, R.N. Iwamoto, W.C. McAuley, and A.M. Saxton. 1990. Genetic changes in the growth of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in marine net-pens, produced by ten years of selection. Aquaculture 85:187–197.
Hörstgen-Schwark, G. 1993. Selection experiments for improving “pan-size” body weight of rainbow trout (Oncorhvnchus mykiss). Aquaculture 112:13–24.
Huang, CM., and I.-C. Liao. 1990. Response to mass selection for growth rate in Oreochromis niloticus. Aquaculture 85:199–205.
Hulata, G., G.W. Wohlfarth, and A. Halevy. 1986. Mass selection for growth rate in the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Aquaculture 57:177–184.
Jarimopas, P. 1986. Realized response of Thai red tilapia to weight-specific selection for growth. Pages 109–111 in J.L. Maclean, L.B. Dizon, and L.V. Hosillos, eds. The First Asian Fisheries Forum. Asian Fisheries Society, Manila, Philippines.
Jarimopas, P. 1990. Realized response of Thai red tilapia to 5 generations of size-specific selection for growth. Pages 519–522 in R. Hirano and I. Hanyu, eds. The Second Asian Fisheries Forum. Asian Fisheries Society, Manila, Philippines.
Kincaid, H.L., W.R. Bridges, and B. von Limbach. 1977. Three generations of selection for growth in fall-spawning rainbow trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 106:621–628.
Kirpichnikov, V.S., 1972. Methods and effectiveness of breeding the Ropshian carp. Communication I. Purposes of breeding, initial forms, and system of crosses. Soviet Genetics 8:996–1001.
Kirpichnikov, V.S., and K.A. Factorovich. 1972. Increase in the resistance of carp to dropsy by means of breeding. Communication II. The course of the selection and evaluation of the breeding groups selected. Soviet Genetics 8:592–600.
Kirpichnikov, V.S., K.A. Factorovich, and V.S. Suleimanyan. 1972. Increasing the resistance of carp to dropsy by breeding. Communication I. Methods of breeding for resistance. Soviet Genetics 8:306–312.
Kirpichnikov, V.S., K.V. Ponomarenko, N.V. Tolmacheva, and R.M. Tsoi. 1972. Methods and effectiveness of breeding Ropshian carp. Communication II. Methods of selection. Soviet Genetics 8:1108–1115.
Kirpichnikov, V.S.. K.A. Factorovich, Y.I. IIyasov, and L.A. Shart. 1979. Selection of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) for resistance to dropsy. Pages 628–633 in T.V.R. Pillay and W.A. Dill, eds. Advances in Aquaculture. Fishing News Books, Farnam, Surrey, England.
Kirpichnikov, V.S., J.I. llyasov, L.A. Shart, A.A. Vikhman, M.V. Ganchenko, A.L. Ostashevsky, V.M. Simonov, G.F. Tikhonov, and V.V. Tjurin. 1993. Selection of Krasnodar common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) for resistance to dropsy: principal results and prospects. Aquaculture 111:7–20.
Kirpitschnikow W.S., and K.A. Faktorowitsch [Kirpichnikov, V.S., and K.A. Factorovich]. 1969. Gentische Methoden den Fischkrankheits-beitsbekaempfung. Zeitschrift für Fischerei and deren Hilfswissenschaften 17:227–236.
Langholz, H.-J., and G. Hörstgen-Schwark. 1987. Family selection in rainbow trout. Pages 375–385 in K. Thiews, ed. Selection, Hybridization, and Genetic Engineering in Aquaculture, Vol 1. H. Heenemann GmbH and Co., Berlin.
Lewis, R.C. 1944. Selective breeding of rainbow trout at Hot Creek Hatchery. California Fish and Game 30:95–97.
Millenbach, C. 1950. Rainbow brood-stock selection and observations on its application to fishery management. Progressive Fish-Culturist 12:151–152.
Moav, R., and G. Wohlfarth. 1976. Two-way selection for growth rate in the common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Genetics 82:83–101.
Na-Nakorn, U., S. Chantsawang, and W. Tarnchalanukit. 1994. Response to mass selection for disease resistance in walking catfish, Clarias macrocephalus. Journal of Applied Aquaculture 4(4):65–73.
Savost'yanova, G.G. 1969. Mass selection in trout breeding. Soviet Genetics 5:896–902.
Siitonen, L., and G.A.E. Gall. 1989. Response to selection for early spawn date in rainbow trout. Salmo gairdneri. Aquaculture 78:153–161.
Tave, D. 1994. Response to selection and realized heritability for length in golden shiner, Notemiqonus crysoleucas. Journal of Applied Aquaculture 4(4):55–63.
Teichert-Coddington, D.R., and R.O. Smitherman. 1988. Lack of response by Tilapia nilotica to mass selection for rapid early growth. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 117:297–300.
Tipping, J.M. 1991. Heritability of age at maturity in steelhead. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 11:105–108.
Uraiwan, S. 1988. Direct and indirect responses to selection for age at first maturation of Oreochromis niloticus. Pages 295–300 in R.S.V. Pullin, T. Bhukaswan, K. Tonguthai, and J.L. Maclean, eds. The Second International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture. ICLARM Conference Proceedings 15, Department of Fisheries, Bangkok Thailand and International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila, Philippines.
Papers that describe selective breeding programmes that have been conducted to alter quantitative phenotypes in ornamental fishes or in fishes that are not aquacultured species.
Busack, C.A. 1983. Four generations of selection for high 56-day weight in the mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis. Aquaculture 33:83–87.
Campton, D.E., and G.A.E. Gall, 1988. Responses to selection for body size and age at sexual maturity in the mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis. Aquaculture 58:221–241.
Hagen, D.W, and D.M. Blouw. 1983. Heritability of dorsal spines in the fourspine stickleback (Apeltes guadracus). Heredity 50:275–281.
Schmidt, J. 1919. Racial studies in fishes. II. Experimental investigations with Lebistes reticulatus (Peters) Regan. Journal of Genetics 8:147–153.
Svärdson, G. 1945. Polygenic inheritance in Lebistes. Arkiv för Zoologi 36A(6):1–9.