Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechn: Genetic Approaches (2nd edition)

Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechn: Genetic Approaches (2nd edition)

By: Rex A. Dunham (author)Hardback

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The growth 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: Genetic Approaches 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.


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

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  • ISBN13: 9781845936518
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9781845936518
  • weight: 1240
  • ISBN10: 1845936515
  • edition: 2nd edition

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