Book Chapter

Developments in genomics relevant to disease control in aquaculture



MacKenzie S, Boltana S, Novoa B, Figueras A & Goetz FW (2012) Developments in genomics relevant to disease control in aquaculture. In: Austin B (ed.) Infectious Disease in Aquaculture: Prevention and Control. Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, 231. Cambridge: Woodhead Printing, pp. 331-352.;

The use of genomic technologies in aquaculture has experienced a rapid expansion over the past decade where functional genomics exemplified by microarray technology has experienced a more comprehensive development than actual genome sequencing. The significant increase in genomic resources driven by large-scale expressed sequence tag (EST) sequencing projects and more recently high throughput sequencing technologies has driven this development. Health management and prevention of disease are major issues in aquaculture, and genomics has contributed to a number of key areas in disease research including basic research aimed toward mRNA transcript discovery relevant to the immune response in diverse phylogenetic groups, evaluation of vaccine efficacy and immunostimulant diets, identification of the underlying mechanisms of disease resistance and the development of prognostic markers.

microarrays; transcriptome; fish; shellfish; response; pathogen; gene discovery

Title of seriesWoodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition
Number in series231
Publication date31/12/2012
PublisherWoodhead Printing
Publisher URL…0857090164500131
Place of publicationCambridge

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Professor Simon MacKenzie

Professor Simon MacKenzie

Professor & Head of Inst of Aquaculture, Institute of Aquaculture