Study estimates genetic parameters for host resistance to Tilapia Lake Virus in a Nile tilapia and finds TiLV resistance is highly heritable.
A study in Vietnam showed that there was significant variation in WSSV resistance among Pacific white shrimp families evaluated.
Genome editing can contribute to sustainable aquaculture production in terms of disease resistance and sterility to prevent interbreeding with wild stocks.
Due to high fecundity and external fertilization, most aquaculture species are amenable to genetic improvement technologies, including genome editing.
This study, involving more than 10 years of research on selective breeding, has shown that selective breeding can create considerable phenotypic divergence in rainbow trout lines when targeting a specific pathogen.
Prophylactic use of antibiotics in animal production is being banned or restricted by many countries. A potential substitute for antibiotic growth promoters in aquafeeds is organic acids, which are the focus of much research and commercial interest.
A new breeding program for genetic improvement of Indian white shrimp (Fenneropenaeus indicus) in Egypt was established at a private shrimp farm at AL Dibah Triangle Zone (DTZ) to develop disease-resistant shrimp for the country’s aquaculture industry.
Technical literature varies in reporting the ability of vitamins to improve fish survival and resistance to disease following infection with pathogens.