Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology: Genetic Approaches

R A Dunham 
CABI  February 2004  

Hardback  400 pp  ISBN 9780851995960      £110.00
The genetic improvement of fish for aquaculture and related fisheries is a field of research that has seen immense advances in recent years. Yet there has been no book which provides an accessible overview of the subject until now. The book fills this gap in the literature. The contents include polyploidy, sex-reversal and breeding, gene mapping and commercial applications.

Readership: Advanced students, professionals and researchers in animal genetics, fish biology and aquaculture.


  • Preface
  • 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, QTL Mapping and Marker-assisted Selection
  • Gene Expression, Isolation and Cloning
  • Gene-transfer Technology
  • Combining Genetic Enhancement Programme
  • 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
  • Glossary
  • References
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