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Transgenic fish in aquaculture and developmental biology textbook

David Penman Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 1993" Throughout the book there is a genuine attempt to make the technology simple and easily understood a full spectrum of topics is covered in such a small volume to which no less than twentynine wellknown experts (over 20 from Canada and the USA, others from Japan, China and The development of transgenic fish can serve as excellent experimental models for basic scientific investigations, environmental toxicology and in biotechnological applications.

The fast growth characteristic of GH gene transgenic fish will be of great importance to support aquaculture production and economic efficiency.

Numerous transgenic fish have been developed using a variety of transgenes, methods, and species since the first transgenic fish were produced in China in 1985 (Zhu et al.1985) (reviewed by Chen and Powers, 1990, Fletcher and Davies, 1991, Maclean, 1998, Hackett, 1993, Dunham, 2011). Hew, C. L.Fletcher, G. L. and Davies P. L. (1995) Transgenic salmontailoring the genome lor food production Journal of Fish Biology 47 (Supplement A), 119 Google Scholar New, M. B. (1997) Aquaculture and the capture fisheries balancing the scales World Aquaculture 28 (2): 1130.

I, No. 415, 1992) and a monograph on transgenic fish (Hew and Fletcher, 1992) have been published. In this chapter, we will highlight 179 the current status of this field and suggest some potential applications of transgenic technology in both fish developmental biology and aquaculture.

6. Transgenic Fish II. The development of transgenic animal models represents a revolutionary advance in the study of a variety of disease processes. Fish as costeffective and important animal models in genetics, developmental biology and toxicology. Development of transgenic fish as a model in reducing or replacing selected mammals used in toxicity testing. 1 of fish with novel genes Filip Volckaert Geneticist Frans Ollevier Biologist 1 Introduction Making transgenic lines of vertebrates represents a rather new technology.

While transgenic fish have been introduced in the laboratory since the nid eighties, it has also becolne a reality in aquaculture since the early nineties.