Christophe M. Herbinger
BSc (Paris, 1977) , MSc (Paris, 1981)
PhD (Dalhousie, 1987)
Junior StoraEnso Chair in Forestry Genetics and Biotechnology
|Teaching & Research
Quantitative/Population Genetics: pedigree algorithm, relatedness, heritability, breeding value estimation, tree breeding, aquaculture genetics, QTL mapping, Marker Assisted Selection
esearch in my laboratory is organized around the integration of molecular marker information and quantitative/population genetics and its application to the genetic management of natural resources (i.e forestry and marine resources). I am interested in using DNA marker information to reconstruct the pedigree of natural and newly domesticated populations, i.e. inferring who is related to whom and how, in the absence of parental information. These pedigrees can then be used to estimate heritability and breeding values for traits of ecological and evolutionary significance and for the studies of social behaviors, mating systems and reproductive success in natural populations and in live gene bank programs.
|Examples of Students' Research
Wilson, A.J., McDonald, G., Moghadam, H.K., Herbinger, C.M. and Ferguson M.M. 2003. Marker-assisted estimation of quantitative genetic parameters in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykis. Genet.Res. (Camb.) 81: 145-156.
Herbinger, C.M. Reith, M.E. and Jackson, T.R. An overview of the use of DNA markers in aquaculture genetics. 2003. Invited chapter in "Molecular Genetics of Marine Organisms". Volume 10 of "Recent Advances in Marine Biotechnology". In Press. Science Publishers of Enfield.
Smith, B.R., Herbinger, C.M. and Merry, H.R., 2001. Accurate partition of individuals into full sib families from genetic data without parental information. Genetics 58: 1329-1338.
Heath, D.D., Pollard, S. and Herbinger, C.M., 2001. Genetic differentiation and isolation by distance in steelhead trout (Oncorhyncus mykiss) populations in British Columbia. Heredity 86:618-627.
Herbinger, C.M., O'Reilly, P.T., Doyle, R.W., Wright, J.M and O'Flynn, F., 1999. Early growth performance of Atlantic salmon full-sib families reared in single family tanks versus in mixed family tanks. Aquaculture 173:105-116.
Herbinger, C.M., Vercaemer, B.M., Gjetvaj, B. and O'Dor, R.K., 1998. Absence of genetic differentiation amongst geographically close sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus G.) beds using cDNA and microsatellite markers. J. Shell. Res 17: 117-122.
O'Reilly, P.T., Herbinger, C.M., and Wright, J.M., 1998. An analysis of parentage determination in Atlantic salmon using microsatellite markers. Anim. Gen 29: 363-370
Herbinger, C.M., Doyle, R.W., Taggart, C.T., Lochmann, S.E., Brooker, A.L., Wright, J.M. and Cook, D., 1997. Family relationships and effective population size in a natural cohort of cod larvae. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57 Supp 1: 11-18.Links
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