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.
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Chapter 1. Functional Genomics Research in Aquaculture: Principles and General Approaches 1Shikai Liu, Yu Zhang, Fanyue Sun, Yanliang Jiang, Ruijia Wang, Chao Li, Jiaren Zhang, and Zhanjiang (John) Liu
Chapter 2. Genomic Resources for Functional Genomics in Aquaculture Species 41Jiaren Zhang, Yanliang Jiang, Fanyue Sun, Yu Zhang, Ruijia Wang, Chao Li, Shikai Liu, and Zhanjiang (John) Liu
Chapter 3. Production, Growth, and Insulin–Like Growth Factor–I (IGF–I) Gene Expression as an Instantaneous Growth Indicator in Nile Tilapia Oreochromis Niloticus 79Christopher L. Brown, Emmanuel M. Vera Cruz, Remedios B. Bolivar, and Russell J. Borski
Chapter 4. Gene Expression Pattern during European Sea Bass Larvae Development: Impact of Dietary Vitamins 91David Mazurais, Maria Darias, Ignacio Fernandez, Chantal Cahu, Enric Gisbert, and Jose–Luis Zambonino–Infante
Chapter 5. Transcriptomics of the Compensatory Growth in European Sea Bass Dicentrarchus labrax 113Genciana Terova, Samuela Cora, Tiziano Verri, Rosalba Gornati, Giovanni Bernardini, and Marco Saroglia
Chapter 6. Functional Genomic Analysis of the Nutritional and Hormonal Regulation of Fish Glucose and Lipid Metabolism 129Sandrine Skiba–Cassy, Sergio Polakof, Iban Seilez, and St´ephane Panserat
Chapter 7. Genomic Responses to Stress Challenges in Fish 147Lluis Tort and Mariana Teles
Chapter 8. Functional Genomic Analysis of Sex Determination and Differentiation in Teleost Fish 169Francesc Piferrer, Paulino Mart´ýnez, Laia Ribas, Ana Vi nas, and Noelia D´ýaz
Chapter 9. Functional Genomics of Stress: Molecular Biomarkers for Evaluating Fish CNS Activity 205Chiara Tognoli, Rosalba Gornati, Marco Saroglia, Genciana Terova, and Giovanni Bernardini
Chapter 10. The SoLute Carrier (SLC) Family Series in Teleost Fish 219Tiziano Verri, Genciana Terova, Alessandro Romano, Amilcare Barca, Paola Pisani, Carlo Storelli, and Marco Saroglia
Chapter 11. Next–Generation Sequencing and Functional Genomic Analysis in Rainbow Trout 321Mohamed Salem
Chapter 12. Functional Genomics Research of Atlantic Cod Gadus morhua 339Matthew L. Rise
Chapter 13. Catfish Functional Genomics: Progress and Perspectives 349Eric Peatman
Chapter 14. Functional Genomics in Shrimp Disease Control 361Arun K. Dhar and Refugio Robles–Sikisaka
Chapter 15. Applications of Functional Genomics in Molluscs Aquaculture 377A. Figueras, M.M. Costa, and B. Novoa
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