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Salmon spawn baby trout in experiment

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posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 03:44 PM
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Salmon spawn baby trout in experiment


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WASHINGTON - Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout? Japanese researchers put a new spin on surrogate parenting as they engineered one fish species to produce another, in a quest to preserve endangered fish.
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posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 03:44 PM
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The Tokyo University inventors dubbed their method "surrogate broodstocking." They injected newly hatched but sterile Asian masu salmon with sperm-growing cells from rainbow trout — and watched the salmon grow up to produce trout.


This is a strange story. They say a lot of hybrids were produced that couldn't survive. They also tried injecting a female salmon with male trout sperm cells, causing it to ovulate trout eggs! These are some strange happenings, and I never even thought this type of experiment was remotely possible.

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