Quantcast
         
 
 

     

       

            

     TX Organic Research Center

 

 

CURRENT MOON
 
Catfish Studies
 

Phot Grilled catfish with strawberry salsa.
Grilled catfish with strawberry salsa. Image courtesy of The Catfish Institute.

Catfish Genetic Secrets Sought

America loves catfish!

In fact, it's the fourth most frequently eaten fish in the United States. And, it's the star of ongoing studies by ARS scientists with the Catfish Genetics Research Unit, Stoneville, Miss., and their university colleagues.

These investigators are intent on unlocking the secrets of the genetic makeup of catfish—the catfish genome. It’s about one-third the size of the human genome.

The findings can lead to superior, farm-raised catfish for tomorrow.

The scientists have already identified thousands of stretches of catfish genetic material, called DNA markers. The markers can be used in the hunt for genes that control valuable traits like larger fillets or improved resistance to common diseases.

For details, contact: Geoffrey C. Waldbieser, (662) 686-3593; USDA-ARS Catfish Genetics Research Unit, Stoneville, Miss.


Previous Question | Back | Next Question
 
 
Printable Version | Back to Top

 
Unique Lighting of Texas
 
Agralwan Crabgrass Killer
 
Bio SI
 

H A N N A H ' S    M A R K E T P L A C E

Send this website to a friend Make this website your home page