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Thanks for your note. come Spring, I'd be very pleased indeed to have
some N'Sukka. They could be a key strain. I'm also interested to read
that hybrids between these and probable Akure are fertile. Actually,
fertile interstrain hybrids are supposedly rare in this group. However,
I'll make my own hybrids when the time comes (it's one of the things
I'll be doing with these animals in general).
killietalk at aka_org wrote:
> Hi BJ--
> I have a pretty healthy (and easy breeding) group of Fp. gardneri N'Sukka,
> and I know of at least 2 other club members that have fish from the same
> strain. I could probably send you some juvies come spring, and I'll ask if
> anyone else would be willing to send as well. Since we (GCKA) just completed
> our semi-annual species inventory, I should be able to look at our records
> and see if anyone has any other gardneri, too.
> Also, I have an aquarium strain that is likely (based on what was in the
> former owner's tanks at the time and the appearance of the fish) and
> Akure-N'Sukka cross that has proven fertile into the F3, although no where
> near as fertile as the N'Sukka. I keep them on hand for use in classroom
> tanks at my daughter's school.
> Let me know if I can help.
> > I would be interested in contacting anyone, anywhere, who is seriously
> > interested in the gardneri group, has stocks from known
> > localities(including those labeled "nigerianum)available and might be
> > interested
> > in working with my lab. This would include more commonplace stains
> > likeAkure, Misaje, etc. and rarer ones also. I would also appreciate
> > being informed of any useful articles on the group that have appeared
> > recently. I haven't been able to find any, though there are a lot of
> > informative websites out there.
> I have been
> > impressed with the research opportunities that various westAfrican
> > rivulines present. In particular, the opportunity to relate chromosomal
> > divergence (which they have in large amounts) with various types of
> > genomic changes on the DNA level (which is what I do for aliving, in
> > part)is too good to ignore. > Anyway, To get started, I'm looking for
> vigorous, fecund breeders of
> > akure, akure albino and misaje.
> > Any help would be appreciated. bj turner
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