1st Edition

Biology and Aquaculture of Tilapia

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ISBN 9780367420635
November 18, 2021 Forthcoming 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

Tilapia Genetic Resources: Conservation and Use for Aquaculture

Alexandre Wagner Silva Hilsdorf and Eric M. Hallerman

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

Structure and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Sílvio Teixeira da Costa and Bernardo Baldisserotto

Current Improvements in Tilapia Nutrition

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

Feeding Practices and Their Determinants in Tilapia

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

Osmoregulation in Tilapia: Environmental Factors and Internal Mechanisms

Carlos Eduardo Copatti and Bernardo Baldisserotto

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

Alberto Cuesta and María Ángeles Esteban

Sex Determination and Differentiation of Tilapia

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

Reproductive Physiology of Tilapia

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

Embryonic and Larval Development of Tilapias

Manuel Yúfera

Tilapia Larviculture

Ronald Kennedy Luz and Gisele Cristina Favero

Biological Rhythms in Tilapia

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

Tilapia Production in Aquaponics

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

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

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.

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