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Hybridizing Russian Sturgeon with American Paddlefish

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willie Level 9 Member
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Done through external fertilization by university researchers in Hungary.

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a. Russian sturgeon
b. Typical Russian sturgeon hybrids
c. Paddlefish X sturgeon hybrid
d. American paddlefish

twinsfan Level 3 Member
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Interesting. Are the hybrids sterile then?

willie Level 9 Member
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Too early to tell, but it's likely. Chromosome numbers vary widely among the hybrid spawn.


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