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

Title Biotechnology and genetics in fisheries and aquaculture / A.R. Beaumont and K. Hoare
Published Oxford : Blackwell Science, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 158 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover -- Table of Contents -- List of boxes -- Preface -- Chapter 1 ... What is Genetic Variation? -- Deoxyribose nucleic acid: DNA -- Ribose nucleic acid: RNA -- What is the genetic code? -- Protein structure -- So what about chromosomes? -- How does sexual reproduction produce variation? -- Mitochondrial DNA -- Further reading -- Chapter 2 ... How Can Genetic Variation be Measured? -- DNA sequence variation -- DNA fragment size variation -- Protein variation -- Phenotypic variation -- Further reading -- Chapter 3 ... Genetic Structure in Natural Populations -- What is a stock? -- How are allele frequencies estimated? -- What is the relationship between alleles and genotypes? -- How do allele frequencies change over time? -- How does population structure arise? -- How are genetic markers used to define population structure? -- Levels of genetic differentiation in aquatic organisms -- Mixed stock analysis (MSA) -- Conservation genetics -- Further reading -- Chapter 4 ... Genetic Considerations in the Hatchery -- Is there evidence of loss of genetic variation in the hatchery? -- How do hatcheries affect heterozygosity? -- How can we use genetic markers to identify hatchery-produced individuals? -- Genome mapping -- Identification of diseases -- Further reading -- Chapter 5 ... Artificial Selection in the Hatchery -- Qualitative traits -- Quantitative traits -- What kinds of traits are important? -- Variance of a trait -- How can we estimate narrow-sense heritability? -- Correlated traits -- What types of artificial selection are there? -- What about realised heritabilities? -- Setting up a breeding programme -- Inbreeding, cross-breeding and hybridisation -- Further reading -- Chapter 6 ... Triploids and Beyond: Why Manipulate Ploidy? -- How is it done? -- Production of gynogens and androgens -- Identification of ploidy change -- Triploids -- Tetraploids -- Gynogens and androgens -- Further reading -- Chapter 7 ... Genetic Engineering in Aquaculture -- The DNA construct -- Transgene delivery -- Transgene integration -- Detecting integration and expression of the transgene -- So much for transgenics ... what about cloning? -- Genethics -- Further reading -- Glossary
Summary The recent development of molecular biology and genetic techniques, in particular those that are increasingly being used in practical situations in the fisheries and aquaculture of salmonids, molluscs and crustaceans, among others, has led to a gap in the understanding by many of the science behind these techniques and their correct implementation for maximum results. The authors of this important book, Andy Beaumont and Kate Hoare, have written a text of great clarity, which carefully explains the science and application of molecular and genetic techniques to fisheries and aquaculture situations and what these new technologies have to offer. Contents include a full explanation of genetic variation and its measurement, genetic structure in natural populations, genetics and artificial selection in the hatchery, ploidy manipulation and the use of genetic engineering in aquaculture. Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture is of great use to biological sciences students, particularly those studying marine, freshwater and aquatic biology, fish biology, fisheries, aquaculture, population biology and genetics.; The book is also extremely useful as a reference to personnel such as commercial aquaculturists and fisheries scientists and all those working in fisheries and aquaculture management and research. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences, fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught should have copies of this book on their shelves
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fishes -- Breeding.
Fishes -- Molecular genetics.
Form Electronic book
Author Hoare, K.
ISBN 047099519X
1405147601 (electronic bk.)
9781405147606 (electronic bk.)