Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology Edition 2

Genetic Approaches

November 2011
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    16th November 2011
  • ISBN 9781845936518
  • Language English
  • Pages 506 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images 68 illus
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The growth rate of worldwide aquaculture has been sustained and rapid, and the explosion of research in genetic biotechnology has made significant impact on aquaculture and fisheries, although potential for much greater progress exists. Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology covers topics essential to the study of fish genetics, including qualitative and quantitative traits, crossbreeding, inbreeding, genetic drift, hybridization, selection programs, polyploidy, genomics and cloning. This fully updated second edition also addresses environmental risk, food safety and government regulation of transgenic aquatic organisms, commercial applications of fish biotechnology and future issues in fish genetics. It is essential reading for researchers and students in fish genetics and fish molecular genetics.

"All in all, a wealth of up-to-date knowledge presented to the reader in a clear and understandable manner, in spite of the subject matter being complicated. The book will be useful to students, teachers and scientists, fishery biologists and educated fish farmers, as well as anyone interested in aquaculture and fisheries."

Gideon Hulata, Department of Poultry and Aquaculture, Institute of Animal Science - , Aquaculture

1. History of Biotechnology, Genetics and Selective Breeding in Aquaculture and Fisheries
2. Phenotypic Variation and Environmental Effects
3. Basic Genetics, Qualitative Traits and Selection for Qualitative Traits
4. Strain Evaluation, Domestication and Strain Selection
5. Population Size, Inbreeding, Random Genetic Drift and Maintenance of Genetic Quality
6. Gynogenesis, Androgenesis, Cloned Populations and Nuclear Transplantation
7. Intraspecific Crossbreeding
8. Interspecific Hybridization
9. Selection and Correlated Responses to Selection
10. Polyploidy and Xenogenesis
11. Sex Reversal and Breeding
12. Biochemical and Molecular Markers
13. Population Genetics and Interactions of Hatchery and Wild Fish
14. Genomics, Gene Mapping, Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping and Marker-assisted Selection
15. Gene Expression
16. Gene-transfer Technology
17. Combining Genetic Enhancement Programmes
18. Genotype-Environment Interactions
19. Commercial Application of Fish Biotechnology
20. Environmental Risk of Aquatic Organisms from Genetic Biotechnology
21. Food Safety of Transgenic Aquatic Organisms
22. A Case Example: Safety of Consumption of Transgenic Salmon Potentially Containing Elevated Levels of Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor
23. Government Regulation of Transgenic Fish and Biotechnology Products
24. Strategies for Genetic Conservation, Gene Banking and Maintaining Genetic Quality
25. Ethics
26. Constraints and Limitations of Genetic Biotechnology

Rex A. Dunham

Rex A. Dunham is at Auburn University.