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EJ Vreven, B Adepo-Gourene, JF Agnese and GG Teugels (1998)

Morphometric and allozyme variation in natural populations and cultured strains of the Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Teleostei, Cichlidae)

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 128(1):23-34.

Morphometric and allozyme variation of nine natural populations and three cultured strains of Oreochromis niloticus has been studied. Natural populations from West Africa and the Nile, identified as the same subspecies, O. niloticus niloticus: differed significantly. The Nile populations are genetically closer to the population from Lake Edward, identified as O. niloticus eduardianus. Morphological differences were observed between natural populations and their cultured strains. These are undoubtedly related to ecophenotypic influences, because cultured strains are genetically related to their natural parental populations.

Oreochromis niloticus; natural populations; cultured strains; morphometry; allozymes; Africa
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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