Special Issue "Genetic Breeding Technology and Its Application in Marine Aquaculture"


A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dean Jerry
Head of Aquaculture and Fisheries; Director ARC ITRH for Advanced Prawn Genetics and Breeding; Deputy Director Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture; College of Marine and Environmental Science; James Cook University; Townsville, 4811 QLD Australia
Website: https://research.jcu.edu.au/portfolio/dean.jerry/
E-Mail: dean.jerry@jcu.edu.au
Interests: aquaculture; aquaculture genetics; genetic improvement of aquaculture animals; conservation genetics of fish
Guest Editor
Dr. Nick Robinson
Senior Research Scientist, Breeding and Genetics, Nofima, PO Box 210, 1431 Ås, Norway
Website: http://www.nofima.no/en/person/nick.robinson
E-Mail: nick.robinson@nofima.no
Phone: +61 448984002
Interests: aquaculture; disease resistance; expressed sequences and polymorphisms revealed by mRNA-seq; microsatellite evolution; population genetics; gene marker discovery; bioeconomic modeling; selective breeding and marker assisted selection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Application of modern genetic breeding approaches to marine farmed species will dramatically boost productivity, whilst also allowing aquaculture to proceed in a sustainable fashion to help meet the future challenges of providing animal protein to the human population. Most gains in productivity of important farmed species over the last decade have come from traditional phenotypic-based breeding programs. However, similar to that being experienced in livestock and plant production, marine aquaculture breeding programs have been undergoing a renaissance through the increased incorporation and acquisition of molecular genetics and genomic data. This data has come from intensive sequencing and mapping studies of the genomes of important species and linking them to phenotypic traits, as well as the increased use of molecular-marker determined pedigrees of breeding candidates and other genetic technologies.

New exciting technologies are now also being developed and trialed, including prediction of breeding merit using genome-wide association markers (GWAS), genomic selection, RNAi for disease prevention, sex manipulation through gene regulation, and so on.

This special issue will capture what has been done to date in marine aquaculture breeding programs and highlight the current genetic advances being made and applied in the endeavor to further boost their productivity and resilience. It will cover articles not just on the approaches themselves, but where they have been used successfully in a whole range of aquaculture species.

Kindest regards,

Prof. Dean Jerry
Dr. Nick Robinson
Guest Editor


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  • aquaculture breeding programs
  • genetic selection
  • genome-wide association studies
  • genomic selection
  • DNA parentage
  • molecular breeding
  • marine aquaculture
  • linkage mapping

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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2015, 3(2), 240-266; doi:10.3390/jmse3020240
Received: 19 April 2015 / Accepted: 11 May 2015 / Published: 19 May 2015
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2015, 3(2), 175-192; doi:10.3390/jmse3020175
Received: 25 February 2015 / Accepted: 20 April 2015 / Published: 23 April 2015
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2015, 3(1), 146-153; doi:10.3390/jmse3010146
Received: 27 January 2015 / Accepted: 18 March 2015 / Published: 20 March 2015
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2015, 3(1), 87-99; doi:10.3390/jmse3010087
Received: 28 November 2014 / Accepted: 15 February 2015 / Published: 2 March 2015
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