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Author Dunham, Rex A.

Title Aquaculture and fisheries biotechnology : genetic approaches / Rex A. Dunham
Published Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI Pub., [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 372 pages) : illustrations
Contents History of genetic biotechnology in aquaculture and fisheries -- Phenotypic variation and environmental effects -- Polyploidy -- Gynogenesis, androgenesis, cloned populations and nuclear transplantation -- Sex reversal and breeding -- Biochemical and molecular markers -- Population genetics and interactions of hatchery and wild fish -- Gene mapping, quantitative trait locus mapping and marker-assisted selection -- Gene expression, isolation and cloning -- Gene-transfer technology -- Combining genetic enhancement programmes -- Genotype-environment interactions -- 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 -- Commercial application of fish biotechnology -- Strategies for genetic conservation, gene banking and maintaining genetic quality -- Constraints and limitations of genetic biotechnology
Summary The genetic improvement of fish for aquaculture and related fisheries is a field of research that has seen considerable advance. This book examines the area and should be of interest to advanced students and researchers in animal genetics, fish biology and aquaculture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-366) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fishes -- Breeding.
Fishes -- Molecular genetics.
Shellfish -- Breeding.
Shellfish -- Molecular genetics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003008159
ISBN 0851999530 (electronic bk.)
9780851999531 (electronic bk.)