Monosex culture of prawns through temporal androgenic gene silencing

Amir Sagi, Ph.D.

Sex-reversal technology does not use hormones or chemicals, does not produce genetically modified prawns Macrobrachium rosenbergii males (right) grow faster and reach higher weights than females of the species, all-male culture improves harvests. Editor’s Note: The author received the Novus Global Aquaculture Innovation Award during GOAL 2013. This article reflects his award-winning work with all-male…

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  • Amir Sagi, Ph.D.

    Amir Sagi, Ph.D.

    Lily and Sidney Oelbaum Chair in Applied Biochemistry
    Department of Life Sciences
    National Institute of Biotechnology
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev
    P. O. Box 653
    Beer Sheva 84105, Israel