Brilliant researcher could save our koi pets from certain death… provided this technique is backed, rather than the release of deadly koi herpesvirus.

Male-only genetics to rid rivers of carp.

“… a new technique first used to control insects is providing hope.

‘Daughterless’ gene technology causes the fish to have only male offspring, resulting in the eventual collapse of the population.

After successful trials on zebra fish, it is now being trialled on carp with preliminary results proving positive.”

Read more here.

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