Geographic population

Genetic diversity of different populations and improved growth in the F1 hybrids in the swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus)

B. Q. Gao, Liu, P., Li, J., Wang, Q. Y., and Li, X. P., Genetic diversity of different populations and improved growth in the F1 hybrids in the swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus), vol. 13, pp. 10454-10463, 2014.

The swimming crab, Portunus trituberculatus, is widely distributed throughout the coastal waters of Asian-Pacific nations and is an important economic species in this region. The aquaculture of swimming crabs has been plagued by problems associated with low growth rates, poor flesh quality, and weak disease resistance. To overcome these problems, selective breeding programs have been suggested as a means of genetically improving these traits in stock populations.

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