Special Issue "Fish and Shellfish Genetics and Breeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 August 2023) | Viewed by 1678
Interests: fish genetics; molecular breeding; aquatic germplasm resources evaluation and utilization
Interests: aquaculture; breeding; transcriptome; genes; SNP
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[*] Background & history of this topic:
Aquaculture has experienced rapid growth over the past few decades, one of the major factors being the rapid development of genetic breeding techniques for aquaculture. Aquatic genetic breeding is an effective tool to analyze the genetic mechanisms of complex phenotypes in fish and shellfish, and to create new aquatic varieties with good economic traits such as high yield, disease resistance or stress resistance. It plays an important role in improving the yield and quality of aquatic products.
In recent years, with the extensive development of economic fish and shellfish genome resources, emerging technologies such as sex control, chromosome manipulation, genomic selection, genome editing and big data technology have been rapidly applied to the genetic breeding of fish and shellfish. The aquaculture seed industry has undergone dramatic and novel changes, and there is an urgent need to integrate and share these new developments with peers.
[*] Aim and scope of the Special Issue:
The aim of this Special Issue is to present innovations and improvements of modern aquatic breeding technological advances, such as genetic sex control, genomic selection, genome editing and high-throughput gene chip production. At the same time, the creation of excellent strains is also a priority, along with the preservation and innovation of germplasm resources, as well as the breakthrough of the above new technologies in fish and shellfish, in order to cultivate new strains with high yield, disease resistance, stress resistance and high quality, to meet the requirements of different farming modes and environments.
[*] Cutting-edge research:
- Characterization of aquatic genetic resources (AqGr) for conservation and sustainable use in breeding programs.
- Genetic architecture analysis of complex traits.
- Genome-wide association analysis.
- Marker-assisted selection.
- Genomic selection.
- Gene editing applied to breeding programs.
- Non-destructive and rapid approach of high-throughput phenotyping.
- Development of software tools for genetic breeding of fish and shellfish.
[*] What kinds of papers we are soliciting:
Research articles, communications, and reviews will be accepted for publication.
Prof. Dr. Xianhu Zheng
Dr. Shubo Jin
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- gene function
- marker-assisted selection
- genomic selection
- gene editing