Oncorhynchus kisutch, the silver salmon, is native to the coastal North Pacifc and is today farmed in significant quantities in Chile with Japan and Canada also sustaining productive industries.

Xelect is currently developing genetic markers for high fillet yield using extensive high-quality transcriptome resources and targeted candidate gene sequencing based on comprehensive biological knowledge.

We are also developing markers for optimal muscle fibre number, which is an important determinant of growth rate and fillet quality in fish.