Friday, December 13, 2013

Mr. René Beaumont visited BTRG

Last week we hosted Mr. René Beaumont, the founder of Continental Trout Conservation Fund (CTCF).
Together we made a trip to the Soča river, visited Dušan Jesenšek, discussed situation of indigenous trout in Slovenia and the Balkans and also used this opportunity to perform a “photo session” of marble x brown trout hybrids for the purpose of coloration patter formation study.
> Electrofishing for hybrids in Stopnikarca stream. The fish are a product of natural hybridization between S. marmoratus x S. trutta, experimentally initiated about a decade ago by introducing into a fishless stretch an equal number of marble and brown trout individuals.

Next day a meeting was arranged at the Department of Animal Science, where René presented the role and mission of CTCF. Quite some people being in one way or another connected with trout attended this meeting; René’s presentation was highly interesting, the ideas  promising and well appreciated by everybody.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Saša is going home

It's been almost a month since Saša Marić came on the traditional visit to BTRG genetic laboratory. This time, the main issue of his work was phylogeography of Balkan trout based on entire D-loop sequences and as well population genetic analysis of Balkan bullhead from karstic system in Serbia; the main idea was to examine underground gene flow between populations lacking surface interconnections. Tomorrow he is going home, sweet home.