Impacts des ensemencements sur l'intégrité génétique des populations sauvages de touladi (Salvelinus namaycush) au Québec

Authors: Valiquette, Eliane
Advisor: Bernatchez, Louis
Abstract: Stocking represents the most important management tool to increase and sustain commercial and recreational fisheries in a context of overexploitation. Genetic impacts of this practice have been investigated in many studies that examined population and individual admixture, but few investigated determinants of these processes. Here we addressed this question from the genotyping at 19 microsatellite loci of 3341 adult lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) from 72 lakes. Results showed a profound alteration of the genetic integrity in stocked populations. Moreover, levels of admixture in stocked populations were strongly correlated with stocking intensity and a threshold value of total homogenization between source and stocked populations was identified. Our results finally suggest that under certain scenarios, the genetic impacts of stocking could be of short duration.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2015
Open Access Date: 23 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/25813
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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