oa Madoqua - On the inheritance of the red colour in the Mozambique Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus
|Article Title||On the inheritance of the red colour in the Mozambique Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Zoology, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 1989|
|Pages||5 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Aquarium trade, Breeding funnels, Chromatophores, Genetic polymorphism, Indigenous species, Peritonium, Permanent colour differences and Thermostatically controlled|
Several options for the inheritance of the red colour in the Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mommbicus are discussed. Breeding with only red mutants resulted in 100% red progeny, while crossing typically coloured individuals and red mutants provided silvery coloured offspring. Interbreeding this offspring resulted in a mixture of red, red typical and typical coloured individuals. It is obvious that the red colour is not due to albinism nor is it the result of a single recessive gene.
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