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Paternal effect on otolith size at emergence in masu salmon

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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.

Keywords: emergence; masu salmon; metabolic rate; otolith size

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 1, 2003

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