Aquaculture is currently one of the fastest growing production sectors in the world. It now accounts for nearly half (45%) of the worlds 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.
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Transgenic Fish: Issues and Applications; Application of PCR-DGGE Method in Determining Origin of Fish: Case Studies of Pangasius Fish from Vietnam, Tilapia from Thailand and Sea Bass from France; Bacterial Fish Diseases and Molecular Tools for Bacterial Fish Pathogens Detection; Shrimp Diseases and Molecular Diagnostic Methods; Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance in Aquaculture; DNA Vaccines Application in Aquaculture: Prospects and Constraints; The Use of Probiotics in Aquaculture; Lignocellulose Biotechnology: Issues of Bioconversion and Utilization in Freshwater Aquaculture; Genetic Engineering in Aquaculture: Ecological and Ethical Implications