Aquaculture Biotechnology

Aquaculture Biotechnology

By: Garth L. Fletcher (editor), Matthew L. Rise (editor)Hardback

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This important 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.

About Author

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.


Preface xi Garth L. Fletcher and Matthew L. Rise Contributors xv Part 1: Broodstock Improvement 1 Chapter 1 Genomic Tools for Understanding the Molecular Basis of Production-Relevant Traits in Finfish 3 Marije Booman and Matthew L. Rise Chapter 2 Advances in Genomics and Genetics of Penaeid Shrimp 21 Javier Robalino, Robert W. Chapman, Enrique de la Vega, Nuala A. O'Leary, Danielle M. Gorbach, Zhi-Qiang Du, Max F. Rothschild, Craig L. Browdy, Gregory W. Warr, and Yannick Labreuche Chapter 3 Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Atlantic Halibut Broodstock Management 43 Michael Reith, Darrin Reid, Debbie Martin-Robichaud, and Tillmann Benfey Chapter 4 Prospects and Pitfalls of Clonal Fishes in the Postgenomic Era 55 Barrie D. Robison and Gary H. Thorgaard Part 2: Molecular Cytogenetics 69 Chapter 5 Application of Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) to Aquaculture-Related Research 71 Ruth B. Phillips Part 3: Fish Health 81 Chapter 6 The Application of Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics to Studies of Fish Health 83 Stewart C. Johnson and Laura L. Brown Chapter 7 Antimicrobial Peptides and Their Potential as Therapeutants in Aquaculture 105 Susan E. Douglas Chapter 8 Adaptive Immunity in Finfish: A Physiological Perspective 121 Brian Dixon and Leandro A. Becker Part 4: Viral Pathogens and Diseases 139 Chapter 9 Structural Biology and Functional Genomics of the Shrimp White Spot Syndrome Virus and Singapore Grouper Iridovirus 141 Jinlu Wu, Zhengjun Li, and Choy L. Hew Chapter 10 DNA Vaccines for Viral Diseases of Farmed Fish and Shellfish 153 Jo-Ann C. Leong, Kristine Romoren, and Oystein Evensen Part 5: Embryogenesis and Stem Cells 175 Chapter 11 Egg Transcriptome, the Maternal Legacy to the Embryo 177 Juan Martin Traverso, Alexis Fostier, and Julien Bobe Chapter 12 Application of Fish Stem Cell Technology to Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology 193 Ten-Tsao Wong and Paul Collodi Chapter 13 Culture of Fish Head Kidney Mononuclear Phagocytes and Muscle Satellite Cells: Valuable Models for Aquaculture Biotechnology Research 207 Frederick W. Goetz, Josep V. Planas, Monica D az, Dimitar B. Iliev, and Simon MacKenzie Chapter 14 Germ Cell Transplantation in Fish: Basic Biology and Biotechnological Applications 223 Goro Yoshizaki, Tomoyuki Okutsu, and Yutaka Takeuchi Part 6: Gene Transfer 233 Chapter 15 Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Transgene Expression in Fish 235 Ryan MacDonald and Marc Ekker Chapter 16 Antifreeze Protein Gene Transfer Promises, Challenges, and Lessons from Nature 253 Garth L. Fletcher and Peter L. Davies Chapter 17 Potential Applications of Transgenic Fish to Environmental Monitoring and Toxicology 267 Hwee Boon Grace Ng, Siew Hong Lam, Hendrian Sukardi, and Zhiyuan Gong Chapter 18 Transgenic Tilapia for Xenotransplantation 281 James R. Wright Jr., Olga Hrytsenko, and Bill Pohajdak Chapter 19 The Potential of Enhancing Muscle Growth in Cultured Fish through the Inhibition of Members of the Transforming Growth Factor- Superfamily 291 Michael P. Phelps and Terence M. Bradley Part 7: Cryopreservation 303 Chapter 20 Fish Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation: State of the Art 305 Paz Herraez, Elsa Cabrita, and Vanesa Robles Part 8: Environmental Considerations 319 Chapter 21 The Potential Ecological and Genetic Impacts of Aquaculture Biotechnologies: Eco-Evolutionary Considerations for Managing the Blue Revolution 321 Darek T.R. Moreau and Ian A. Fleming Part 9: Ethical Issues 343 Chapter 22 Aquaculture Ethics in the Biotechnology Century 345 Lyne Letourneau Index 355 Color plates appear between pages 222 and 223.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813810287
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 390
  • ID: 9780813810287
  • weight: 1186
  • ISBN10: 0813810280

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