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Biology and Aquaculture of Tilapia

ISBN 9780367420635
Published November 11, 2021 by CRC Press
324 Pages 12 Color & 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book reviews up-to-date knowledge on the biology and aquaculture of tilapia, with special focus on the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Tilapia are a group of fish species that have become one of the most cultured worldwide, currently having a big economic impact on both developed and developing countries. The first 12 chapters of the present book cover different aspects of tilapia biology such as genetics, nutrition, osmoregulation, pathology, reproduction and development. Each chapter includes both basic knowledge and its application to tilapia culture. The last 3 chapters are devoted to cutting-edge techniques for the industry of tilapia aquaculture. Experts from both academia and research institutes provide their expertise on the present book.

Table of Contents

1. Tilapia Genetic Resources: Conservation and Use for Aquaculture 

Alexandre Wagner Silva Hilsdorf and Eric M. Hallerman  

2. Selective Breeding of Farmed Tilapia 

Rafael Vilhena Reis Neto, Rilke Tadeu Fonseca de Freitas, José Manuel Yáñez, Carlos Antônio Lopes de Oliveira, Eduardo Maldonado Turra and Fabio Luiz Buranelo Toral 

3. Structure and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract 

Sílvio Teixeira da Costa and Bernardo Baldisserotto 

4. Current Improvements in Tilapia Nutrition 

Wilson Massamitu Furuya, Priscila Vieira, Renan Rosa Paulino and Mariana Michelato

5. Feeding Practices and Their Determinants in Tilapia 

Rodrigo Fortes-Silva, Igo Gomes Guimaraes and Edenilce de Fátima Ferreira Martíns 

6. Osmoregulation in Tilapia: Environmental Factors and Internal Mechanisms 

Carlos Eduardo Copatti and Bernardo Baldisserotto 

7. Pathologies in Farmed Tilapia and the Use of Immunostimulants and Vaccines to Prevent or Treat Diseases: An Overview 

Alberto Cuesta and María Ángeles Esteban 

8. Sex Determination and Differentiation of Tilapia 

Gonzalo de Alba, Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vázquez and José Fernando López-Olmeda 

9. Reproductive Physiology of Tilapia 

Gonzalo de Alba, Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vázquez and José Fernando López-Olmeda 

10. Embryonic and Larval Development of Tilapias 

Manuel Yúfera 

11. Tilapia Larviculture 

Ronald Kennedy Luz and Gisele Cristina Favero 

12. Biological Rhythms in Tilapia 

José Fernando López-Olmeda, Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vázquez and Luisa María Vera

13. Tilapia Production in Aquaponics 

Morris Villarroel, Manuel Martín Mariscal-Lagarda and Eugenio García Franco 

14. Biofloc Technology (BFT) in Tilapia Culture 

Maurício Gustavo Coelho Emerenciano, Kevin Fitzsimmons, Artur Nishioka Rombenso, Anselmo Miranda-Baeza, Gabriel Bernardes Martins, Rafael Lazzari, Yenitze Elizabeth Fimbres-Acedo and Sara Mello Pinho 

15. Tilapia Processing - Relevant Aspects Pointing to Promising Horizons 

Maria Emília de Sousa Gomes, Amanda Maria Teixeira Lago and Francielly Corrêa Albergaria 

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José Fernando López-Olmeda, PhD in Biology (2009), is a senior researcher at the Department of Physiology of the University of Murcia (Spain). His research line is focused on fish circadian biology and the role of biological clocks in the stress response, metabolism, reproduction and behavior. He has expertise on a broad number of fish species such as tilapia, zebrafish, medaka, goldfish, tench, sole, sea bass and gilthead sea bream.

Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vázquez, PhD in Biology (1995), is full Professor of Physiology at the University of Murcia, Faculty of Biology (Campus Espinardo, Murcia, Spain). He is the head of the "Fish Chronobiology" group and has broad expertise on fish feeding and reproduction rhythms. His research activity is focused on fish species with interest in aquaculture, such as sea bass, sea bream, Senegalese sole and tilapia as well as basic models such as zebrafish.

Rodrigo Fortes-Silva, PhD in Animal Science (2005), is full Professor of Aquaculture at the Federal University of Viçosa, Faculty of Animal Science, Brazil. Fortes-Silva does research in fish nutrition and Aquaculture with relevancy on feeding behavior of tropical fish as tilapia, tambaqui and Arapaimas gigas.