oa Madoqua - On the inheritance of the red colour in the Mozambique Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



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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