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Genomics in Aquaculture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128014189, 9780128016909

Genomics in Aquaculture

1st Edition

Editors: Simon MacKenzie Sissel Jentoft
Paperback ISBN: 9780128014189
eBook ISBN: 9780128016909
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th July 2016
Page Count: 304
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Genomics in Aquaculture is a concise, must-have reference that describes current advances within the field of genomics and their applications to aquaculture. Written in an accessible manner for anyone—non-specialists to experts alike—this book provides in-depth coverage of genomics spanning from genome sequencing, to transcriptomics and proteomics. It provides, for ease of learning, examples from key species most relevant to current intensive aquaculture practice.

Its coverage of minority species that have a specific biological interest (e.g., Pleuronectiformes) makes this book useful for countries that are developing such species. It is a robust, practical resource that covers foundational, functional, and applied aspects of genomics in aquaculture, presenting the most current information in a field of research that is rapidly growing.

Key Features

  • Provides the latest scientific methods and technologies to maximize efficiencies for healthy fish production, with summary tables for quick reference
  • Offers an extended glossary of technical and methodological terms to help readers better understand key biological concepts
  • Describes state-of-the-art technologies, such as transcriptomics and epigenomics, currently under development for future perspective of the field
  • Covers minority species that have a specific biological interest (e.g., Pleuronectiformes), making the book useful to countries developing such species


Aquaculture industry researchers and scientists and associated industries (pharma, health/nutrition etc.), Students across disciplines of biology, veterinary sciences, biotechnology, animal science & marine biology

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • 1: The new era of genome sequencing using high-throughput sequencing technology: generation of the first version of the Atlantic cod genome
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • The first version of the Atlantic cod genome
    • Ongoing efforts to improve the Atlantic cod genome assembly
    • Acknowledgments
    • Glossary
  • 2: The rainbow trout genome, an important landmark for aquaculture and genome evolution
    • Abstract
    • Rainbow trout
    • The rainbow trout genome: diversity, structure, organization
    • A genome for genetic and functional investigations
    • Future directions and concluding remarks: resources are still expending
  • 3: An improved version of the Atlantic cod genome and advancements in functional genomics: implications for the future of cod farming
    • Abstract
    • The Atlantic cod fisheries—and the rebirth of cod aquaculture
    • Immunogenomics—the unusual immune system of Atlantic cod
    • Atlantic cod functional genomics research
    • Generation of a new version of the Atlantic cod genome
    • Annotation using MAKER2
    • Tandem repeat content—assembly and biological implications
    • An improved Atlantic cod genome—a valuable resource for biological inferences, fisheries management and the future cod aquaculture
  • 4: Catfish genomic studies: progress and perspectives
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • The genome: structure and organization
    • The transcriptome: expression and function
    • The genome: single nucleotide polymorphisms and genomic variations
    • The genome: its relationship with phenome
    • Future directions
    • Concluding remarks
  • 5: Tilapia genomic studies
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Life history
    • The genome: structure and organization
    • Functional and applied aspects
    • Future direction and aspects
    • Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
  • 6: Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) genomic resources: application for boosting aquaculture production
    • Abstract
    • Biology and aquaculture
    • Genomic resources
    • Genetic architecture and function of productive traits
    • Concluding remarks and perspectives
  • 7: Zebrafish offer aquaculture research their services
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • The Genome: diversity, structure and organization
    • Functional and applied aspects of systems biology
    • Future directions future perspectives
    • Acknowledgments
  • 8: Current status in other finfish species: Description of current genomic resources for the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) and soles (Solea senegalensis and Solea solea)
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Transcriptome resources and their main characteristics in gilthead seabream and soles
    • Current genetic maps and genome drafts in gilthead seabream and soles
    • Functional and applied aspects using genomic approaches
    • Future directions
    • Concluding remarks
    • Acknowledgments
  • 9: Molluscs
    • Abstract
    • Life history and biology
    • Genomes: diversity, structure, and organization
    • Functional and applied aspects
    • Future directions
  • 10: Genomics in the common carp
    • Abstract
    • Common carp biology and aquaculture
    • The genome: diversity, structure, organization, and evolution
    • Functional genomics research and applications in the common carp
    • Genetic tool development
    • Future directions
    • Concluding remarks
    • Acknowledgments
  • 11: Future perspective
    • Abstract
  • Index


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About the Editors

Simon MacKenzie

Dr Simon MacKenzie is Senior Lecturer in Marine Biotechnology at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK. He is a known expert in the field of evolutionary biology and nanotechnology toward improving health in aquaculture and whole genome sequencing. He has published ~60 articles and has contributed to book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Marine Biotechnology, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK

Sissel Jentoft

Dr Sissel Jentoft (CEES, University of Oslo, Norway) PhD (Dr. scient) in fish physiology/molecular biology, from Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB). : Project Coordinator at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) Cod Genome Project ; Contributed to over 19 book chapters and published ~50 research articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oslo, Norway

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