This Is AuburnElectronic Theses and Dissertations

Browsing Auburn Theses and Dissertations by Department "Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures"

Now showing items 1-20 of 353

Acoustic communication, reproduction and hormone modulation in the Catonotus darters 

Noel, Patricia (2012-05-04)
Acoustic communication is an essential part of life for a variety of living beings. Acoustic communication is known to be essential to reproduction in mammals, birds, amphibians, insects and fish. Recently there have been ...

Acoustic telemetry of shark movements and residency near artificial habitats in the northern Gulf of Mexico 

Altobelli, Ashley (2019-04-24)
In the present study, acoustic telemetry was used to monitor the movements and residency of seven Sandbar Sharks Carcharhinus plumbeus, five Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, four Bull Sharks Carcharhinus ...

Age Determination of Hybrid Catfish Ictalurus punctatus ♀ x Ictalurus furcatus ♂ and Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus and Economic Evaluation of Three Strategies to Control Big Fish on Commercial Fish Farms 

Creel, James (2020-04-30)
The number of catfish farms in west Alabama has declined from 250 to 71 over the 2003 to 2020 period. This has been due to a variety of reasons including foreign competition, changing consumer preferences, volatile market ...

Age determination through shape analysis and validation of otolith annular increments in red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus 

Beyer, Sabrina (2008-05-15)
The periodicity and timing of otolith growth rings in red snapper was examined through a mark-and-recapture study and with known-age, hatchery-reared fish. In 2005 through 2008, red snapper (n = 265) were caught hook-and-line, ...

Age frequency, growth, mortality and PAH levels of roughtongue bass, Pronotogrammus martinicensis, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 

Biermann, Lindsay (2016-12-06)
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill and its immediate effects on the surrounding ecosystems have been extensively examined, but longer term effects are still widely unknown. Among the regions potentially affected ...

Age, growth, home range, movement, and habitat selection of redeye bass (Micropterus coosae) from the middle Tallapoosa River tributaries (Alabama, USA). 

Knight, John, II (2011-01-13)
Redeye bass Micropterus coosae is a common, but underutilized sport fish resource in Alabama. This species is the most attractive of all the black basses, and has a reputation as a formidable catch on light tackle. Redeye ...

Allele-specific Expression of Ribosomal Protein Genes in Interspecific Hybrid Catfish 

Chen, Ailu (2015-07-24)
Interspecific hybridization results in a vast reservoir of allelic variations, which may potentially contribute to phenotypical enhancement in the hybrids. Whether the allelic variations are related to the downstream ...

Alternative Approaches for Repressible Transgenic Sterilization of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) 

Ye, Zhi (2017-10-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Transgenic sterilization has the potential for accomplishing 100% reproductive confinement to avoid genetic communication of transgenic or domestic genotypes with wild populations. Two strategies of transgenic sterilization ...

Alternative ingredients in practical diets for Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) 

Qiu, Xuan (2017-04-27)
It is a well-known that fish meal supplies will not increase as most fisheries are beyond sustainable limits. If aquaculture and shrimp production in particular is expected to expand, the industry must move away from fish ...

Analysis of bacterial communities in the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) with emphasis on Vibrio vulnificus dynamics under refrigeration 

Wood, Raphael (2011-11-29)
In this study we determined the effect of refrigeration on the total bacterial, total Vibrio spp., and V. vulnificus populations present within the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), and the effects of cold shock ...

Analysis of Florida Pompano Trachinotus carolinus performance when fed practical diets of increasing levels of cotton seed flour processed by varying methods 

Cook, Rebecca (2014-05-02)
Florida pompano is a propitious species for marine aquaculture, and high demand has made the development of practical feed formulations essential. The cost of feed can be reduced by alternative plant protein sources such ...

Analysis of gamete interactions, maternal, and paternal effects for improving hybrid catfish aquaculture 

Myers, Jaelen (2019-11-18)
Hatchery techniques and technologies have evolved to make the large-scale production of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) × blue catfish (I. furcatus) hybrids viable and profitable, but there are still reproductive ...

Application of genome-wide association studies in channel catfish to identify QTL associated with hypoxia tolerance 

Wang, Xiaozhu (2017-03-07)
Catfish is the dominant aquaculture species in the United States. The production of the domestic catfish industry rapidly increased in the last two decades. However, as imported catfish from Southeast Asia have kept ...

Approaches for Improving Viability of Blue Catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, Stem Cells and Embryo Production of Channel Catfish, I. punctatus, Female × Blue Catfish Male Hybrids through Xenogenesis 

Vo, Khoi (2019-04-23)
The hybrid channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, female × blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, male possesses superior characteristics such as faster growth rate, higher survival rate, better disease resistance and low oxygen ...

Approaches to Improve Production and Performance of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Female x Blue Catfish (I. furcatus) Male Hybrid Catfish 

Alsaqufi, Ahmed (2015-05-08)
Xenogenesis was studied as a method for the production of hybrid catfish fry via mating xenogeneic males with normal channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus females. Spermatogonial type A cells were isolated from blue catfish ...

Assembly and Annotation of the Channel Catfish Transcriptome and Assessment of Pervasive Expression 

Jiang, Chen (2015-12-10)
For a long period of time, it was widely believed that only a small fraction of the genome is transcribed, and researchers were mainly focused on studying expression of protein-coding genes. In the last a few years, pervasive ...

Assembly of 500,000 Inter-Specific Catfish Expressed Sequence Tags and Large Scale Gene-Associated Marker Development for Genome Selection Studies 

Wang, Shaolin (2009-08-05)
Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) sequencing is one of the most efficient means for gene discovery and gene expression profiling. With a good resource of ESTs, a large number of molecular markers can be identified, and issues ...

Assessing effects of supplemental feeding and Threadfin Shad addition to recreational fishing ponds using stable isotope analysis 

Henderson, Hugh (2014-05-05)
Pond enhancements are commonly used to increase fish production or enhance angling opportunities, but their effects are often not evaluated. I used stable isotope analysis to estimate the contribution of different rates ...

Assessing Persistence of Two Rare Darter Species Using Population Viability Analysis Models 

Hartup, Wendi (2005-08-15)
The objective of this study was to assess whether results predicted from population viability analysis (PVA) models resemble historical and current presence/absence data for Etheostoma boschungi and Etheostoma brevirostrum. ...

Assessing population impacts of low-use lock-and-dam structures on the Alabama River: fish hard-part microchemistry and genetics 

Kratina, Garret (2019-04-15)
Two techniques, hard-part microchemistry and genetics, were used in a coordinated effort to determine the impacts of low-use lock-and-dam structures on riverine fish species of varying migratory nature and capability. ...