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Dr. Boris Gomelsky
Dr. Boris Gomelsky

Professor, Fish Genetics and Reproduction

Aquaculture Research Center
Kentucky State University
Frankfort KY, 40601
Phone: (502) 597-8114
Fax: (502) 597-8118
E-mail: boris.gomelsky@kysu.edu

 

Education

B.Sc., Ichthyology and Fish-Culture, University of Fisheries, Kaliningrad, Russia, 1975

M.Sc., Ichthyology and Fish-Culture, University of Fisheries, Kaliningrad, Russia, 1977

Ph. D., Genetics, Institute of Developmental Biology at Russian Academy of Sciences,   Moscow, Russia, 1985


Research  

Dr. Gomelsky has 30 years of experience working with different fish species in Russia, Israel, and the United States. He is the author of more than 50 scientific articles, and Associate Editor of the North American Journal of Aquaculture.  Main scientific interests: fish genetics and reproduction. Chromosome set and sex manipulation methods: hormonal sex reversal, induced gynogenesis, androgenesis, polyploidy. Cytogenetics of fish reproduction, natural gynogenesis, distant hybridization. Inheritance of qualitative morphological traits, DNA markers and their application, and induced spawning of fish.

Teaching

Teaches classroom and online courses in Fish Genetics (AQU 407/507) and classroom and online courses in Fish Reproduction and Spawning Techniques (AQU427/527); wrote book on Fish Genetics in textbook format.

Recent Publications

Books / Book Chapters

"Fish Genetics: Theory and Practice." VDM Verlag Publishing, 200 pages.
You can download PDF file of this book by clicking on the following link:

Fish Genetics: Theory and Practice pdf.

Gomelsky, B. 2015. Chromosome set manipulation, sex control and gene transfer in common carp. In: Biology and Ecology of Carp. Pietsch, C. and P. Hirsch, eds., CRC Press, p. 105-134.


De Kock, S. and B. Gomelsky. 2015. Japanese ornamental koi carp: origin, variation and genetics. In: Biology and Ecology of Carp, Pietsch, C. and P. Hirsch, eds. CRC Press, p. 27-53.

Research Articles

 

Berra, T.M., Gomelsky, B., Thompson, B.A., and D. Webb. 2007. Reproductive anatomy, gonad development and spawning seasonality of nurseryfish, Kurtus gulliveri (Percifirmes: Kurtidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 55:211-217.

Cuevas-Uribe, R., Gomelsky, B., Mims, S.D., and K.W. Pomper. 2009. Progress in studies on hormonal sex reversal and genetic sex control in black crappie. Reviews in Fisheries Science 17:1-7.

 

Novelo, N., and B. Gomelsky. 2009. Comparison of two methods for measurement of red-area coverage in white-red fish for analysis of color variability and inheritance in ornamental (koi) carp Cyprinus carpio. Aquatic Living Resources 22:113-116.

 

Novelo, N. D., Gomelsky, B., and K.W. Pomper. 2010. Inheritance and reliability of random amplified polymorphic DNA-markers in two consecutive generations of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Aquaculture Research 41:220-226.

 

Gomelsky, B., Schneider, K. J., and A.S. Alsaqufi. 2011. Inheritance of long fins in ornamental koi carp. North American Journal of Aquaculture 73:49-52.

Gomelsky, B. 2011. Fish Genetics: Theory and Practice. VDM Verlag Publishing, Saarbrücken (Germany).

Gomelsky, B., Schneider, K.J. and D.A. Plouffe. 2012. Koi x goldfish hybrid females produce triploid progeny when backcrossed to koi males. North American Journal of Aquaculture 74:449-452.

Gomelsky, B., Schneider, K.J., Glennon, R.P. and D.A.Plouffe. 2012. Effect of ploidy on scale-cover pattern in linear ornamental (koi) common carp Cyprinus carpio. Journal of Fish Biology 81:1201-1209.

Glennon, R.P., Gomelsky, B., Schneider, K.J., Kelly, A.M. and A. Haukenes. 2012. Evidence of female heterogamety in largemouth bass, based on sex ratio of gynogenetic progeny. North American Journal of Aquaculture 74:537-540.

Schneider, K. J., Tidwell, J.H., Gomelsky, B., Pomper, K.W., Waldbieser, G.C., Saillant, E., and P.B. Mather. 2013. Genetic diversity of cultured and wild populations of the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) based on microsatellite analysis. Aquaculture Research 44:1425-1437.


Alsaqufi, A.S., Gomelsky, B., Schneider, K.J. and K.W. Pomper. 2014. Verification of mitotic gynogenesis in ornamental (koi) carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) using microsatellite DNA markers. Aquaculture Research 45:410-416.


Zheng, X., Schneider, K.J., Lowe, J.D., Gomelsky, B., Mims, S.D. and S. Bu. 2014. 2014. Genetic structure among four populations of paddlefish Polyodon spathula based on disomic microsatellite markers. Acta Ichthyologica Et Piscatoria 44:213–219.


Gomelsky, B., Schneider, K.J., Anil, A. and T.A. Delomas. 2015. Gonad development in triploid ornamental koi carp and results of crossing triploid females with diploid males. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:96-101.


Gomelsky, B., Delomas, T.A., Schneider, K.J., Anil, A. and J.L. Warner. 2015. Inheritance of sparkling scales (ginrin) trait in ornamental koi carp. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:312-317.


Anil, A., Gomelsky, B. and Kyle J. Schneider. 2016. Variability in microsatellite DNA markers in gynogenetic and backcross progenies obtained from ornamental (koi) carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) x goldfish (Carassius auratus L.) hybrid females. Aquaculture Research 47:1150-1155.

Gomelsky, B., T.A. Delomas and J.L. Warner. 2016. Ploidy variation and viability of aneuploid ornamental koi carp obtained by crossing triploid females with diploid males. North American Journal of Aquaculture 78:218-223.


Gomelsky, B., J.L. Warner, T.A. Delomas and L.A. Nason. 2016. Inheritance of red eyes in ornamental koi carp. North American Journal of Aquaculture 78:251-258.

 

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