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Author Beaumont, A. R. (Andy R.)

Title Biotechnology and genetics in fisheries and aquaculture / Andrew R. Beaumont, Pierre Boudry, Kate Hoare
Edition Second edition
Published Chichester, West Sussex ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 202 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents BIOTECHNOLOGY AND GENETICS IN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE; Contents; Preface to the second edition; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 What is genetic variation?; Chapter 2 How can genetic variation be measured?; Chapter 3 Genetic structure in natural populations; Chapter 4 Genetics of population size in conservation and aquaculture; Chapter 5 Genetic variation of traits; Chapter 6 From genetics to genomics; Chapter 7 Triploids and beyond: why manipulate ploidy?; Chapter 8 Genetic engineering in aquaculture; Glossary; Index; Colour plates appear between pages 52 and 53
Summary "Following the extremely well-received structure of the first edition, this carefully revised and updated new edition now includes much new information of vital importance to those working and researching in the fisheries and aquaculture industries. Commencing with chapters covering genetic variation and how it can be measured, the authors then look at genetic structure in natural populations, followed by a new chapter covering genetics in relation to population size and conservation issues. Genetic variation of traits and triploids and the manipulation of ploidy are fully covered, and another new chapter is included, entitled F̀rom Genetics to Genomics'. The book concludes with a chapter covering the impact of genetic engineering in aquaculture. With the inclusion of a wealth of up-to-date information, new text and figures and the inclusion of a third author, Pierre Boudry, the second edition of Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aqua-culture provides an excellent text and reference of great value and use to upper level students and professionals working across fish biology, aquatic sciences, fisheries, aquaculture, genetics and biotechnology. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences, fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught should have several copies of this excellent new edition on their shelves"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fishes -- Breeding.
Fishes -- Molecular genetics.
Form Electronic book
Author Boudry, Pierre.
Hoare, K.
ISBN 1444318802 (electronic bk.)
9781444318807 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)