Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology

Genetic Approaches

February 2004
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  • Published
    16th February 2004
  • ISBN 9780851995960
  • Language English
  • Pages 400 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

The genetic improvement of fish for aquaculture and related fisheries is a field of research that has seen immense advances in recent years. Yet there has been no book which provides an accessible overview of the subject until now. The book fills this gap in the literature. The contents include polyploidy, sex-reversal and breeding, gene mapping and commercial applications.

"The author has performed an admirable task of assembling years of aquatic biotechnology research into a single volume. This will be a useful review for anyone working toward the genetic improvement of aquacultured species and protection and management of wild aquatic populations. It will also educate decision-makers in food safety and seafood regulation."

- The Quarterly Review of Biology

"I would certainly recommend this book to colleagues and postgraduate students, and do not expect my review copy to sit for long on my bookshelf without being borrowed."

- Journal of Fish Diseases

"This is a most useful volume representing a good reference for those working in the areas of aquaculture genetics, and I welcome its arrival."

- Aquaculture International

* Preface
* History of Genetic Biotechnology in Aquaculture and Fisheries
* Phenotypic Variation and Environmental Effects
* Polyploidy
* Gynogenesis, Androgenesis, Cloned Populations and Nuclear Transplantation
* Sex Reversal and Breeding
* Biochemical and Molecular Markers
* Population Genetics and Interactions of Hatchery and Wild Fish
* Gene Mapping, QTL Mapping and Marker-assisted Selection
* Gene Expression, Isolation and Cloning
* Gene-transfer Technology
* Combining Genetic Enhancement Programme
* Genotype-Environment Interactions
* Environmental Risk of Aquatic Organisms from Genetic Biotechnology
* Food Safety of Transgenic Aquatic Organisms
* A Case Example: Safety of Consumption of Transgenic Salmon Potentially Containing Elevated Levels of Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor
* Government Regulation of Transgenic Fish
* Commercial Application of Fish Biotechnology
* Strategies For Genetic Conservation, Gene Banking and Maintaining Genetic Quality
* Constraints and Limitations of Genetic Biotechnology
* Glossary
* References

Rex A. Dunham

Rex A. Dunham is at Auburn University.