Health & Welfare

Development of tetraploid rainbow trout may yield improved triploid production

The culture of sterile triploid rainbow trout, which carry three sets of chromosomes, can limit losses to sexual maturation and reduce potential problems regarding interactions of escaped fish with natural stocks. The authors’ research holds promise for creating tetraploid rainbow trout strains that can be crossed with diploid trout to yield triploids for aquaculture production.