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Applications of modern genetics and genomic technologies to enhance aquaculture breeding

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Nofima and Benchmark Genetics are the guest editors of a collection of articles on the application of genetics to aquaculture.

Applications of modern genetics and genomic technologies to enhance aquaculture breeding
Credits: Benchmark Genetics

April 12, 2022


Aquaculture is a critical component of global food security, providing over half of the world’s seafood supply, with projections for significant expansion in the coming decades to meet the increasing demands for animal protein production associated with human population growth. Selective breeding has offered substantial opportunities to enhance production efficiency and help tackle barriers, such as diseases via cumulative and permanent genetic improvement of farmed strains. 

With the recent advance in high throughput genome sequencing technologies, coupled with better computational approaches, a large amount of “omics” data has been generated to understand the factors underlying biology and genetic architecture of complex traits and hence, can accelerate genetic gain in aquaculture species. 

This Research Topic attempted to present and discuss innovative approaches and recent advances in the field of genetics and “omics” to provide solutions to enhance aquaculture breeding. The book included 30 articles (three reviews and 27 research articles), which are grouped into 15 different themes or topics. 

Check out the articles here.

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