Journal article

QTLs Associated with Resistance to Cardiomyopathy Syndrome in Atlantic Salmon

Solomon Boison, Jingwen Ding, Erica Leder, Bjarne Gjerde, Per Helge Bergtun, Ashie Norris, Matthew Baranski, Nicholas Robinson

Journal of Heredity | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2019


Cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS) caused by piscine myocarditis virus is a major disease affecting the Norwegian Atlantic salmon industry. Three different populations of Atlantic salmon from the Mowi breeding program were used in this study. The first 2 populations (population 1 and 2) were naturally infected in a field outbreak, while the third population (population 3) went through a controlled challenged test. The aim of the study was to estimate the heritability, the genetic correlation between populations and perform genome-wide association analysis for resistance to this disease. Survival data from population 1 and 2 and heart atrium histology score data from population 3 was analyzed. A t..

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