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ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks

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ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks

a recent study from ubc's okanagan campus identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations. the markers, called single nucleotide polymorphisms, are individual locations in the genome that, in this case, allow researchers to distinguish between the different variants of sockeye salmon: those that spawn on lake shore or island beaches and those that spawn in rivers and streams."the obvious practical application is in fisheries management," says study senior author michael russello, biology professor at ubc okanagan. "until now, it was quite challenging and even impossible, in some cases, to identify these different variants outside the spa...