Roy G. Danzmann

Professor College of Biological Science Department of Integrative Biology Guelph, Ontario rdanzman@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 58364
(519) 824-4120 ext. 58596

Bio/Research

My research focuses on the evolutionary, developmental, and physiological genetics of salmonid fishes. Using several approaches, my lab is investigating the underlying genetic architecture of heritable traits in these fish species. Information on the basic genetic linkage arrangements of genetic ...

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Bio/Research

My research focuses on the evolutionary, developmental, and physiological genetics of salmonid fishes. Using several approaches, my lab is investigating the underlying genetic architecture of heritable traits in these fish species. Information on the basic genetic linkage arrangements of genetic loci along the chromosomes within our model study species (i.e. Atlantic salmon, Arctic charr, and rainbow trout), allows us to gain knowledge on the specific chromosomal regions that influence important performance traits in these fishes. Some of the traits being studied include thermal stress tolerance, growth, female spawn timing and male maturation timing, disease resistance, and developmental timing events. The integration of comparative genomics techniques allows us to identify specific candidate genes that are associated with these traits and to relate their genetic map position to the quantitative expression of these traits, thereby allowing assessment of the putative contribution of these genes to observed phenotypic differences in the progeny of multiple experimental families.

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