By Constanze Pietsch, Philipp Hirsch
Carp are the spine of a starting to be aquaculture undefined. They facilitate clinical development as a version species in laboratories, reason difficulty for atmosphere managers as an invasive species, and mesmerize anglers as monstrous video game. additionally, decorative koi carp fascinate pastime breeders. Biology and Ecology of Carp covers these kinds of aspects of this freshwater fish.
Informative and fascinating contributions from popular specialists overview the present country of analysis on carp and current their unique findings. 13 cross-linked chapters offer an exhaustive but simply available treatise explorinig:
- Carp aquaculture
- Natural and synthetic reproduction
- Feeding and growth
- Ecosystem results of carp
- Effects of sickness brokers and poisonous elements on carp
Color illustrations and infoboxes aid readers navigate technical phrases and complicated suggestions, explaining how carp have interaction with their common and synthetic environments. This booklet is appropriate for everybody drawn to carp―from students to anglers.
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Extra resources for Biology and ecology of carp
The progress in the development of next generation sequencing technologies had a great impact on the genetic research in common carp. High-density linkage maps were constructed and a whole common carp genome was sequenced in China. Quantitative trait loci were identified and could be used in marker assisted selection to improve the performance of cultured common carp. , A. L. Yan, L. Joly, C. Amemiya, A. K. Ho, J. Langeland, V. L. Wang, M. Westerfield, M. H. Postlethwait. 1998. Zebrafish hox clusters and vertebrate genome evolution.
Anim. Genet. 36: 23–28. A. M. Austin. 2006. Genetic diversity of common carp in Vietnam using direct sequencing and SSCP analysis of the mitochondrial DNA control region. Aquaculture 258: 228–240. P. M. Austin. 2007. ) in Vietnam using four microsatellite loci. Aquaculture 269: 174–186. , T. Č. Ćubrić, T. Safner, N. Šprem, M. Piria, D. Matulić, R. Safner and I. Aničić. 2013. Microsatellite-based genetic variability and differentiation of hatchery and feral common carp Cyprinus carpio L. (Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes) populations in Croatia.
In the Nishikigoi fraternity, however, koi ancestry is traced to the asagi, tetsu (iron) and doro (rust) variants of the magoi. A 1913 catalog of fishes of Japan (Jordan et al. 1913) lists under Cyprinus carpio the Sarasa as a form found in Shinano Prefecture, the river running through the Yamakoshi region. Theories abound why this area in particular is recognized as the birthplace of Nishikigoi bordering on the mystic. The unusual environmental conditions are often cited, but an extended period of drought and famine during 1781– 1788 impacted on stock that reduced the gene pool, occurrence of genetic mutations, idle time and the curiosity of man are probably the main reasons.
Biology and ecology of carp by Constanze Pietsch, Philipp Hirsch