More Details about Aquaculture Microbiology And Biotechnology Vol.1

General Information  
Author(s)Didier Montet and RC Ray
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN9781578085743
Pages286
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearAugust 2009

Description

Aquaculture is currently one of the fastest growing production sectors in the world. It now accounts for nearly half (45%) of the world s food fish (which refers to production of aquatic animals: fish, crustaceans, molluscs, amphibians) and this increase is expected to reach 50% in 2015. Genetic engineering and biotechnology have contributed vastly to this field. The most commonly used methods in fish biotechnology are chromosome manipulation and hormone treatment which can be used to produce triploid, tetraploid, haploid, gynogenetic and androgenetic fish.