This book opens with background information on the aquaculture industry, development of new species, the benefits of increased production and discussion of new techniques now being in aquaculture research. Introductory chapters include information on basic molecular biological techniques such as PCR, cloning, and hybridization whilst subsequent chapters review key areas of molecular research such as microarray analysis, quantitative PCR and transgenics.
Preface. List of Contributors. Chapter 1. Convergence of Aquaculture and Molecular Biology (Ken Overturf). Chapter 2. Basic Molecular Laboratory Methods (Ken Overturf ). Chapter 3. Quantitative PCR (Ken Overturf). Chapter 4. Aquaculture-Related Applications of DNA Microarray Technology (Matthew L. Rise, Zhanjiang Liu, Susan E. Douglas, Laura L. Brown, John H.E. Nash, and Margaret J. McFall-Ngai). Chapter 5. Aquaculture Genomics (Yniv Palti). Chapter 6. Proteomics in Aquaculture (Samuel A.M. Martin). Chapter 7. The Role of Model Organisms in Aquaculture Research: Transient and Permanent Advantages (Barrie Robison). Chapter 8. Clonal Lines and Chromosome Manipulation for Aquaculture Research and Production (Krista M. Nichols). Chapter 9. Issues and Methodology for Development of Transgenic Fish for Aquaculture with a Focus on Growth Enhancement (Robert H. Devlin, Peter A. Raven, L. Fredrik Sundstrom, and Mitchell Uh). Chapter 10. Molecular Regulation of Intermediary Metabolism Focusing on Utilization of Dietary Carbohydrates (Stephane Panserat). Chapter 11. Muscle Regulation (Peggy R. Biga). Chapter 12. Microbial Genomics of Aquaculture Pathogens (Gregory D. Wiens). Chapter 13. Control of Reproduction (Gregory M. Weber). Index.
Ken Overturf is a Research Geneticist at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Hagerman Idaho.
This book provides a basic understanding of the modern molecular techniques currently used in aquaculture research. … This book will appeal to newcomers interested in molecular techniques and provide experienced researchers with information that relates molecular function to fish physiology. (Book News, December 2009)