Effects of relatedness and inbreeding on reproductive success of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
- It is well established that progeny of inbred matings are less fit than those of outbred matings, and that inbred individuals suffer from reduced viability and fertility. Inbreeding can be avoided by dispersal of progeny or by actively avoiding mating with kin (mate choice). We investigated the effects of sex ratio, relatedness (kinship coefficient) and level of inbreeding on the reproductive success in Nile tilapia under semi-natural mass spawning conditions in two net enclosures (hapas).
- External link to download this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.06.001
- Sustainable aquaculture 
van Arendonk, J.A.M.
- Journal Article