Black and White. 6x9 212 pages. Fully illustrated with B&W images and photographs.
Third Edition of "The Theory and Practice of Guppy Breeding." This is the guppy's "missing manual." It is a fully illustrated introduction to guppy breeding, from simple Mendelian genetics to modern gene regulation theory. Includes a chapter on guppy color cells and how they create the illusion of color. A chapter on genetic analysis shows you how you can use simple genetic tools to decipher the genetics of your guppy and plan crosses. Chapters on breeding methods include such topics as recapturing a strain from a single male, developing a new strain, transferring genes between guppies. There is a new chapter on "Breeding the Show Guppy" which demystifies show guppy breeding techniques. A chapter on the major color mutations of the guppy gives you the information to decode most modern guppy strains. Guppy genes table. Guppy dictionary.
Learn how to make sense of your crosses. The book has a simplified chapter introducing the guppy breeder to basic Mendelian genetics. Then modern genetics is discussed with many examples from the author's own breeding experiments. The book covers genetic analysis, useful for designing breeding programs or for figuring out the genes involved in a cross. A chapter on genetics for the show guppy breeder has been added. A final chapter covers the major mutations of modern guppies. The mutations are described and the genetics detailed.