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Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology - Genetic Approaches - Hardback

R A Dunham

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Author:R A Dunham

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The growth of worldwide aquaculture has been sustained and rapid, and the explosion of research in genetic biotechnology has made significant impact on aquaculture and fisheries, although potential for much greater progress exists.

Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology: Genetic Approaches 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.

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Author R A Dunham
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 504pp
ISBN 9781845936518
Publication date September 2011
Book Type Hardcover


Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology - Genetic Approaches

  1. History of Biotechnology, Genetics and Selective Breeding in Aquaculture and Fisheries
  2. Phenotypic Variation and Environmental Effects
  3. Basic Genetics, Qualitative Traits and Selection for Qualitative Traits
  4. Strain Evaluation, Domestication and Strain Selection
  5. Population Size, Inbreeding, Random Genetic Drift and Maintenance of Genetic Quality
  6. Gynogenesis, Androgenesis, Cloned Populations and Nuclear Transplantation
  7. Intraspecific Crossbreeding
  8. Interspecific Hybridization
  9. Selection and Correlated Responses to Selection
  10. Polyploidy and Xenogenesis
  11. Sex Reversal and Breeding
  12. Biochemical and Molecular Markers
  13. Population Genetics and Interactions of Hatchery and Wild Fish
  14. Genomics, Gene Mapping, Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping and Marker-assisted Selection
  15. Gene Expression
  16. Gene-transfer Technology
  17. Combining Genetic Enhancement Programmes
  18. Genotype-Environment Interactions
  19. Commercial Application of Fish Biotechnology
  20. Environmental Risk of Aquatic Organisms from Genetic Biotechnology
  21. Food Safety of Transgenic Aquatic Organisms
  22. A Case Example: Safety of Consumption of Transgenic Salmon Potentially Containing Elevated Levels of Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor
  23. Government Regulation of Transgenic Fish and Biotechnology Products
  24. Strategies for Genetic Conservation, Gene Banking and Maintaining Genetic Quality
  25. Ethics
  26. Constraints and Limitations of Genetic Biotechnology

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