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Genetic and phenotypic consequences of early domestication in black soldier flies

3 monthes ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Summary
The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, is an emerging biotechnological agent with its larvae being effective converters of organic waste into usable bio‐products including protein and lipids. To date, most operations use unimproved commercial populations produced by mass rearing, without cognisance of specific breeding strategies. The genetic and phenotypic consequences of these commercial practices remain unknown and could have a significant impact on long‐term population viability and productivity. The aim of this study was thus to assess the genetic and phenotypic changes...
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