Functional Genomics in Aquaculture
Genomics has revolutionized biological research over the course of the last two decades. Genome maps of key agricultural species have offered increased understanding of the structure, organization, and evolution of animal genomes. Building upon this foundation, researchers are now emphasizing research on genome function. Functional Genomics in Aquaculture looks at the advances in this field as they directly relate to key traits and species in aquaculture production.
Functional Genomics in Aquaculture opens with two chapters that provide a useful general introduction to the field of functional genomics. The second section of the book focuses on key production traits such as growth, development, reproduction, nutrition, and physiological response to stress and diseases. The final five chapters focus on a variety of key aquaculture species. Examples looking at our understanding of the functional genomes of salmonids, Mediterranean sea bass, Atlantic cod, catfish, shrimp, and molluscs, are included in the book.
Providing valuable insights and discoveries into the functional genomes of finfish and shellfish species, Functional Genomics in Aquaculture, will be an invaluable resource to researchers and professionals in aquaculture, genetics, and animal science.
Marco Saroglia is a Full Professor of Aquaculture in the Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences and Chairman of the Doctorate in Sciences of Biodiversity, School of Doctorate in Biological and Medical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. Zhanjiang (John) Liu is a Distinguished Alumni Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures and Program of Cell and Molecular Biosciences and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University.