Individual-level analysis of early life history traits in hatchery-reared lake trout

S. Pakkasmaa*, M. Jones

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In a factorial crossing experiment with individually reared lake trout Salvelinus numaycush eggs, genetic effects explained only a little of the total phenotypic variance in hatching time and alevin size, whereas environmental and maternal effects explained a much larger proportion of variation. Larger eggs produced larger hatchlings, but survival was independent of egg size. (C) 2002 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-225
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Egg size
  • Maternal effects
  • Offspring size
  • Phenotypic variance
  • Salmonids
  • Survival.

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