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Genetic improvement of disease resistance through selective breeding

Timothy D. Leeds, Ph.D. Gregory D. Wiens, Ph.D.
selective breeding

Concepts, considerations and limitations Selective breeding for disease resistance: Top left: Nucleus families – pedigreed and performance-tested families within the population that are eligible to be selected and used as parents to produce next-generation families (20 to 100 per genetic line) – are produced and reared until the time of challenge as separate families to maintain…

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  • Timothy D. Leeds, Ph.D.

    Timothy D. Leeds, Ph.D.

    Research Geneticist
    National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture
    Agricultural Research Service, USDA
    11861 Leetown Rd.
    Kearneysville, WV 25430

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  • Gregory D. Wiens, Ph.D.

    Gregory D. Wiens, Ph.D.

    Molecular Biologist (Immunology)
    National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture
    Agricultural Research Service, USDA
    11861 Leetown Rd.
    Kearneysville, WV 25430

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