Aquaculture Biotechnology

This important new book looks at a broad spectrum of biotech research efforts and their applications to the aquaculture industry.
Edited By:Garth L. Fletcher and Matthew L. Rise
Hardcover, 390 pages (2012)ISBN: 978-0-8138-1028-7

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.
Part 1: Broodstock Improvement 1
Chapter 1 Genomic Tools for Understanding the Molecular Basis of Production-Relevant Traits in Finfish 3
Chapter 2 Advances in Genomics and Genetics of Penaeid Shrimp 21
Chapter 3 Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Atlantic Halibut Broodstock Management 43
Chapter 4 Prospects and Pitfalls of Clonal Fishes in the Postgenomic Era 55
Part 2: Molecular Cytogenetics 69
Chapter 5 Application of Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) to Aquaculture-Related Research 71
Part 3: Fish Health 81
Chapter 6 The Application of Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics to Studies of Fish Health 83
Chapter 7 Antimicrobial Peptides and Their Potential as Therapeutants in Aquaculture 105
Chapter 8 Adaptive Immunity in Finfish: A Physiological Perspective 121
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
Chapter 10 DNA Vaccines for Viral Diseases of Farmed Fish and Shellfish 153
Part 5: Embryogenesis and Stem Cells 175
Chapter 11 Egg Transcriptome, the Maternal Legacy to the Embryo 177
Chapter 12 Application of Fish Stem Cell Technology to Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology 193
Chapter 13 Culture of Fish Head Kidney Mononuclear Phagocytes and Muscle Satellite Cells: Valuable Models for Aquaculture Biotechnology Research 207
Chapter 14 Germ Cell Transplantation in Fish: Basic Biology and Biotechnological Applications 223
Part 6: Gene Transfer 233
Chapter 15 Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Transgene Expression in Fish 235
Chapter 16 Antifreeze Protein Gene Transfer—Promises, Challenges, and Lessons from Nature 253
Chapter 17 Potential Applications of Transgenic Fish to Environmental Monitoring and Toxicology 267
Chapter 18 Transgenic Tilapia for Xenotransplantation 281
Chapter 19 The Potential of Enhancing Muscle Growth in Cultured Fish through the Inhibition of Members of the Transforming Growth Factor-â Superfamily 291
Part 7: Cryopreservation 303
Chapter 20 Fish Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation: State of the Art 305
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
Part 9: Ethical Issues 343
Chapter 22 Aquaculture Ethics in the Biotechnology Century 345
Index 355

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