Aquaculture Biotechnology

Garth L. Fletcher, Matthew L. Rise

ISBN: 9788126574698

400 pages

Exclusively distributed by Star Educational Books Distributors


INR 2995


As aquaculture continues to develop as a major player in the production of fish for human consumption world wide, so also does the requirement for research into technologies that will enable the continued development of this industry. Currently, there is no single publication in the literature on the application of biotechnology to aquaculture that addresses the diversity of research that is taking place. Aquaculture Biotechnology  fills this gap by bringing together chapters on the development of cell and molecular (gene and protein) related technologies that could revolutionize and advance the culture of aquatic animals.



Part 1: Broodstock Improvement

Chapter 1 Genomic Tools for Understanding the Molecular Basis of Production-Relevant Traits in Finfish
Chapter 2 Advances in Genomics and Genetics of Penaeid Shrimp
Chapter 3 Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Atlantic Halibut Broodstock Management
Chapter 4 Prospects and Pitfalls of Clonal Fishes in the Postgenomic Era

Part 2: Molecular Cytogenetics

Chapter 5 Application of Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) to Aquaculture-Related Research

Part 3: Fish Health

Chapter 6 The Application of Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics to Studies of Fish Health
Chapter 7 Antimicrobial Peptides and Their Potential as Therapeutants in Aquaculture
Chapter 8 Adaptive Immunity in Finfish: A Physiological Perspective

Part 4: Viral Pathogens and Diseases

Chapter 9 Structural Biology and Functional Genomics of the Shrimp White Spot Syndrome Virus and Singapore Grouper Iridovirus
Chapter 10 DNA Vaccines for Viral Diseases of Farmed Fish and Shellfish

Part 5: Embryogenesis and Stem Cells

Chapter 11 Egg Transcriptome, the Maternal Legacy to the Embryo
Chapter 12 Application of Fish Stem Cell Technology to Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology
Chapter 13 Culture of Fish Head Kidney Mononuclear Phagocytes and Muscle Satellite Cells: Valuable Models for Aquaculture Biotechnology Research
Chapter 14 Germ Cell Transplantation in Fish: Basic Biology and Biotechnological Applications

Part 6: Gene Transfer

Chapter 15 Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Transgene Expression in Fish
Chapter 16 Antifreeze Protein Gene Transfer--Promises, Challenges, and Lessons from Nature
Chapter 17 Potential Applications of Transgenic Fish to Environmental Monitoring and Toxicology
Chapter 18 Transgenic Tilapia for Xenotransplantation
Chapter 19 The Potential of Enhancing Muscle Growth in Cultured Fish through the Inhibition of Members of the Transforming Growth Factor-
β Superfamily

Part 7: Cryopreservation

Chapter 20 Fish Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation: State of the Art

Part 8: Environmental Considerations

Chapter 21 The Potential Ecological and Genetic Impacts of Aquaculture Biotechnologies: Eco-Evolutionary Considerations for Managing the Blue Revolution

Part 9: Ethical Issues

Chapter 22 Aquaculture Ethics in the Biotechnology Century


Color plates appear between pages 222 and 223.