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Author Dunham, Rex A., author

Title Aquaculture and fisheries biotechnology : genetic approaches / Rex A. Dunham
Edition Second edition
Published Wallingford, Oxfordshire ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 495 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents History of Biotechnology, Genetics and Selective Breeding in Aquaculture and Fisheries -- Phenotypic Variation and Environmental Effects -- Basic Genetics, Qualitative Traits and Selection for Qualitative Traits -- Strain Evaluation, Domestication and Strain Selection -- Population Size, Inbreeding, Random Genetic Drift and Maintenance of Genetic Quality -- Gynogenesis, Androgenesis, Cloned Populations and Nuclear Transplantation -- Intraspecific Crossbreeding -- Interspecific Hybridization -- Selection and Correlated Responses to Selection -- Polyploidy and Xenogenesis -- Sex Reversal and Breeding -- Biochemical and Molecular Markers -- Population Genetics and Interactions of Hatchery and Wild Fish -- Genomics, Gene Mapping, Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping and Marker-assisted Selection -- Gene Expression -- Gene-transfer Technology -- Combining Genetic Enhancement Programmes -- Genotype-Environment Interactions -- Commercial Application of Fish Biotechnology -- Environmental Risk of Aquatic Organisms from Genetic Biotechnology -- Food Safety of Transgenic Aquatic Organisms -- A Case Example: Safety of Consumption of Transgenic Salmon Potentially Containing Elevated Levels of Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor -- Government Regulation of Transgenic Fish and Biotechnology Products -- Strategies for Genetic Conservation, Gene Banking and Maintaining Genetic Quality --- Ethics -- Constraints and Limitations of Genetic Biotechnology
Summary "This book 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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-479) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fishes -- Breeding.
Fishes -- Molecular genetics.
Shellfish -- Breeding.
Shellfish -- Molecular genetics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1845938879 (electronic bk.)
9781845938871 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)