Paternal effect on otolith size at emergence in masu salmon
Abstract:Otolith size of emerging masu salmon Oncorhynchus masou fry was measured as a surrogate measure for standard metabolic rate in a controlled breeding study. Otolith size differed significantly among half siblings from the same dam, which suggested that standard metabolic rate of the offspring and hence their growth rate were probably paternally inherited.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2003