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Aquaculture Biotechnology

By: Garth L Fletcher and Matthew Rise


Hardback | Dec 2011 | #182728 | ISBN-13: 9780813810287
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This important new book looks at a broad spectrum of biotech research efforts and their applications to the aquaculture industry. "Aquaculture Biotechnology" provides key reviews that look at the application of genetic, cellular, and molecular technologies to enable fish farmers to produce a more abundant, resilient, and healthier supply of seafood. Aquaculture Biotechnology is divided into seven sections and nineteen chapters that cover topics ranging from broodstock improvement to fish health and gene transfer. With chapters provided by leading researchers and skillfully edited by top scientists in the field, this will be a valuable tool to researchers, producers, and students interested in better understanding this dynamic field of aquaculture.



Part 1: Broodstock Improvement
Chapter 1 Genomic Tools for Understanding the Molecular Basis of Production-Relevant Traits in Finfish
Chapter 2 Advances in Genomics and Genetics of Penaeid Shrimp
Chapter 3 Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Atlantic Halibut Broodstock Management
Chapter 4 Prospects and Pitfalls of Clonal Fishes in the Postgenomic Era

Part 2: Molecular Cytogenetics
Chapter 5 Application of Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) to Aquaculture-Related Research

Part 3: Fish Health
Chapter 6 The Application of Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics to Studies of Fish Health
Chapter 7 Antimicrobial Peptides and Their Potential as Therapeutants in Aquaculture
Chapter 8 Adaptive Immunity in Finfish, a Physiological Perspective

Part 4: Viral Pathogens and Diseases
Chapter 9 Structural Biology and Functional Genomics of the Shrimp White Spot Syndrome Virus and Singapore Grouper Iridovirus
Chapter 10 DNA Vaccines for Viral Diseases of Farmed Fish and Shellfish

Part 5: Embryogenesis and Stem Cells
Chapter 11 Egg Transcriptome, the Maternal Legacy to the Embryo
Chapter 12 Application of Fish Stem Cell Technology to Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology
Chapter 13 Culture of Fish Head Kidney Mononuclear Phagocytes and Muscle Satellite Cells: Valuable Models for Aquaculture Biotechnology Research
Chapter 14 Germ Cell Transplantation in Fish: Basic Biology and Biotechnological Applications

Part 6: Gene Transfer
Chapter 15 Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Transgene Expression in Fish
Chapter 16 Antifreeze Protein Gene Transfer-Promises, Challenges, and Lessons from Nature
Chapter 17 Potential Applications of Transgenic Fish to Environmental Monitoring and Toxicology
Chapter 18 Transgenic Tilapia for Xenotransplantation
Chapter 19 The Potential of Enhancing Muscle Growth in Cultured Fish through the Inhibition of Members of the Transforming Growth Factor-# Superfamily

Part 7: Cryopreservation
Chapter 20 Fish Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation: State of the Art

Part 8: Environmental Considerations
Chapter 21 The Potential Ecological and Genetic Impacts of Aquaculture Biotechnologies: Eco-Evolutionary Considerations for Managing the Blue Revolution

Part 9: Ethical Issues
Chapter 22 Aquaculture Ethics in the Biotechnology Century


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Garth L. Fletcher is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Matthew L. Rise is Canada Research Chair in Marine Biotechnology and Associate Professor at the Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

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