Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
The authors of this important book, Andy Beaumont and Kate
Hoare, have written a text of great clarity, which carefully
explains the science and application of molecular and genetic
techniques to fisheries and aquaculture situations and what these
new technologies have to offer. Contents include a full explanation
of genetic variation and its measurement, genetic structure in
natural populations, genetics and artificial selection in the
hatchery, ploidy manipulation and the use of genetic engineering in
Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture is of great use to biological sciences students, particularly those studying marine, freshwater and aquatic biology, fish biology, fisheries, aquaculture, population biology and genetics. The book is also extremely useful as a reference to personnel such as fish farmers and fisheries scientists and all those working in fisheries and aquaculture management and research. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences, fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught should have copies of this book on their shelves.
1. What is Genetic Variation?.
2. How can Genetic Variation be Measured?.
3. Genetic Structure in Natural Populations.
4. Genetic Considerations in the Hatchery.
5. Artificial Selection in the Hatchery.
6. Triploids and Beyond: Why Manipulate Ploidy?.
7. Genetic Engineering in Aquaculture.
…overall, readers will find a significant amount of useful information and discussion in this book.”
Aquaculture Research, Vol 36, July 2005
"...provides an excellent introduction to the topic... The many photographs and drawings help illustrate the often complex concepts and techniques that are presented."
Robert R Stickney, World Aquaculture, September 2003.
"...an ideal text for relative newcomers to Genetics in
Fisheries and Aquaculture that would not be out of place on of
bookshelf of those already well established in the field. A good
read and excellent value for money."
"...[a] well-written and concise book... I would recommend the
book to libraries of universities and research institutes involved
in fisheries science and aquaculture." Aquaculture
"biotechnology and genetics are just as important in the seafood
business as they are in land based aquaculture...It is a complex
but vitally important subject which anyone involved with fish
farming need to understand very clearly. This book will help them
Fishing Boat World 2004