By Andy Beaumont, Pierre Boudry, Kathryn Hoare

ISBN-10: 140518857X

ISBN-13: 9781405188579

Following the super well-received constitution of the 1st version, this conscientiously revised and up-to-date re-creation now contains a lot new info of significant significance to these operating and discovering within the fisheries and aquaculture industries.Commencing with chapters masking genetic edition and the way it may be measured, the authors then examine genetic constitution in ordinary populations, by way of a brand new bankruptcy masking genetics on the subject of inhabitants dimension and conservation matters. Genetic edition of qualities and triploids and the manipulation of ploidy are totally coated, and one other new bankruptcy is incorporated, entitled 'From Genetics to Genomics'. The ebook concludes with a bankruptcy masking the impression of genetic engineering in aquaculture.With the inclusion of a wealth of up to date info, new textual content and figures and the inclusion of a 3rd writer, Pierre Boudry, the second one variation of Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture offers a great textual content and reference of significant worth and use to higher point scholars and execs operating throughout fish biology, aquatic sciences, fisheries, aquaculture, genetics and biotechnology. Libraries in all universities and study institutions the place organic sciences, fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught must have numerous copies of this glorious re-creation on their shelves.Completely up-to-date, revised and accelerated new editionSubject zone of ever expanding importanceExpanded authorshipCommercially helpful info for fish breeders

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In aquatic species, high-throughput genotyping of SNPs using arrays (in salmonid species) or SNPlex (in oysters) has been recently developed and used for genome mapping or population genetics studies. DNA fragment size variation At the beginning of this chapter, we said that genetic variation can be measured and quantified at several levels. We have shown how we can determine the precise sequence of a length of DNA, and how it varies between individuals. Now we shall progress to see how differences between sizes of DNA fragments can be identified and used to address particular genetic questions.

Such DNA is said to be highly conserved because most mutations are quickly rejected by natural selection. It follows from the three examples above that some regions of DNA are valuable for identifying evolutionary changes far back in time, while others will detect more recent changes. 5) and this term usually includes ‘indels’ (where a base pair is inserted or deleted). SNPs are generally bi-allelic – that is they usually have only two variants – and this restricts their use as genetic markers in some respects.

2. 1 Cloning It perhaps should come as no surprise to discover that DNA is a very tough molecule and can withstand considerable stresses during its extraction. However, for accurate DNA analysis, long, unbroken molecules are required, and care is required to reduce shearing of the molecules during preparation. Once long, high-molecular-weight DNA molecules have been extracted and purified, they can be cut into fragments using restriction endonucleases that are enzymes purified from bacteria. One class (type II) of these enzymes has the useful property of only cutting the DNA molecule at particular points in the sequence, each enzyme having its own recognition sequence of four or more bases.

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