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Population Genetics and Fishery Management
Population Genetics and Fishery Management
Item# 978-1-932846-225 (Paperback; 440 pages)

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Edited by Nils Ryman and Fred Utter

Since the first publication of Population Genetics and Fishery Management in 1987, significant technological, analytical and conceptual changes have occurred in the topic area of this book, and it is now long out of print but a demand for this book has persisted, as reflected by its translation into Russian in 1991, and the high current price of the occasional copy that becomes available on the used book market.

Colleagues who have encouraged this reprinting have said that by explaining basic population genetics in a fisheries context, the book continues to serve as an excellent starting point for approaching complex recent developments.

This book grew out of a series of lectures by Dr. Nils Ryman (Stockholm University) on genetics and fisheries management. Together with Dr. Fred Utter (U.S. National Marine Fisheries Services), they have edited contributions from 24 authors from four continents. The editors deliberately chose contributing authors who are primarily geneticists rather than fisheries managers with the intention of encouraging the application of the principles of population genetics to fisheries management.

“..This book makes a strong and timely case for the application of population genetic principles to fishery and fish hatchery management. What emerges about the biology of fish populations and current methods used to analyze the genetic structure and evolutionary divergence should be of interest to a wide audience of population biologists. Converting sociopolitical institutions and fishery managers to the cause of genetic conservation may be a process measured in human generations, but this book takes a much-needed first step.."
Science, 1987

“Although most of the information collected in this book is available in other places, nowhere else has it been directed specifically to fisheries and related problems. One of its strengths lies in the fact that the chapters are written by first-class researchers in the topics discussed. This ensures that the material is up to date, and it also makes the book very useful to other researchers. I strongly recommend it to all students, scientists and managers of fisheries.”
New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 1987


1. Genetics and Fishery Management: Past, Present, and Future
Fred Allendorf, Nils Ryman, and Fred Utter
Historical Perspective of Genetics and Fisheries Management, The Role of Genetics in Fishery Management, Future Directions for Genetics in Fishery Management, Summary

2 Interpreting Genetic Variation Detected by Electrophoresis
Fred Utter, Paul Aebersold, and Gary Winans
Basic Principles and Terms, Genotypic Data from Electrophoresis, Strengths and Limitations of Electrophoretic Data for Studying Protein Loci, Concluding Observations

3 Inbreeding
G. A. E. Gall
Identity by Descent, Calculating Inbreeding from Pedigrees, Inbreeding and Population Size, Equilibrium between Migration and Random Drift, Effective Population Size, Inbreeding Depression

4 Genetic Variation within a Subdivided Population
Ranajit Chakraborty and Olof Leimar
Basic Concepts, Quantitative Measures of Differentiation, Estimation of Gene Diversity Components, Statistical Tests of Hypotheses, Theoretical Models of the Evolution of Structured Populations at Neutral Loci, Local Adaptation, Concluding Remarks

5 Genetic Population Structure of Atlantic Salmon
Gunnar Ståhl
Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion

6 Genetic Management of Hatchery Stocks
Fred W. Allendorf and Nils Ryman
Founding of Hatchery Populations, Maintenance of Hatchery Populations, Monitoring Hatchery Stocks

7 Natural Hybridization and Introgression in Fishes: Methods of Detection and Genetic Interpretations
Donald E. Campton
Methods of Detecting Hybridization, Genetic Interpretations of Hybridized Populations, Concluding Remarks

8 Genetic Distance and Molecular Phylogeny
Masatoshi Nei
Genetic Distance, Mathematical Models of Population Differentiation, Empirical Relationship between Genetic Distance and Evolutionary Time, Reconstruction of Phylogenetic Trees

9 Genetic Divergence between Congeneric Atlantic and Pacific Ocean Fishes
W. Stewart Grant
The Electrophoretic Clock, Divergence of Life History Patterns , Conclusions

10 Use of Genetic Marks in Stock Composition Analysis
Jerome J. Pella and George B. Milner
General Principles and Applications, Statistical Theory and Application, Concluding Remarks

11 The Utility of Mitochondrial DNA in Fish Genetics and Fishery Management
Stephen D. Ferris and William J. Berg
Mitochondrial DNA, Restriction Endonuclease Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA, Data Analysis, Genetic Variation in Stocks, Applications of Mitochondria] DNA Variability, Concluding Remarks

12 Mitochondria] DNA of Salmonids: Inter- and Intraspecific Variability Detected with Restriction Enzymes
Ulf Gyllensten and Allan C. Wilson
The Mitochondrial Genome, Mitochondrial DNA Variation among Five Salmonid Species, Variation within Natural Populations of Brown Trout, Reduced Diversity in Hatchery Stocks of Brown Trout, Admixture and Hybridization, Patenting of Genotypes

13 Chromosome Manipulation and Markers in Fishery Management
Gary H. Thorgaard and Standish K. Allen, Jr.
Induced Polyploidy, Induced Gynogenesis, Chromosome Markers

14 Stock Transfer Relative to Natural Organization, Management, and Conservation of Fish Populations
Yuri P. Altukhov and Elena A. Salmenkova
Stability of Allelic Frequencies in Chum Salmon Populations, Transplantation Data, Inadaptive Nature of Transplanted Populations, Management and Conservation of Fish Populations, Conclusions

15 Genetical Conservation of Exploited Fishes
Keith Nelson and Michael Soulé
Processes Causing Loss of Genetic Diversity , Discussion

Literature Cited
Species Index

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