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Evolutionary Biology of the Atlantic Salmon

1st Edition

Edited by Tomislav Vladić, Erik Petersson

CRC Press

297 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 35 B/W Illus.

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Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, L) is an anadromous species contributing to major fishery catches and comprising a significant part of the aquaculturally produced fish for human consumption. The aim of this book is to incite the interest in the field of knowledge gathered from a broad scope of disciplines that have investigated this fish species. Undeniably, increasing fishery pressure on wild fish stocks throughout the world oceans has prompted the need for sustainable aquacultural production for increasing human demands.

Table of Contents

Part I: Gamete Quality


Gamete physiology, fertilization and egg activation

Part II: It Is Traits That Rule, Genes Only Follow in Their Wake

Life history

Part III


Part IV

Genetics and conservation

Part V

Molecular techniques

Evolution and speciation

Conclusions and future perspectives



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology