Initially, a new chip loaded with oyster DNA pieces will identify oysters resistant to the herpes virus, but in the future it may be able to identify oysters with other desirable characteristics, such as faster growth rates.
In the first part of a series on genetically modified foods, independent advisor Scott Nichols discusses the simplistic decision behind product labels and the more complex question of what could and should be the outcomes of its use.
The development of polymerase chain reaction testing to detect the bacteria that cause EMS is important, but confirmation by bioassay of presumptive positives to ensure pathogenicity is a prudent intermediate step.
DNA barcoding is an exciting tool for the identification of fish. Even non-taxonomists can classify organisms through the molecular taxonomy technique.
A research partnership focused on Atlantic salmon selective breeding aims to improve growth and resistance to amoebic gill disease in Tasmanian salmon.
New Zealand’s National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research has established broodstock research for several emerging species to provide genetically diverse, domesticated stocks for aquaculture industry expansion.
Molecular markers can allow on-farm selection of high-performance families without the need to use costly alternatives such as separate rearing of families/ groups of families or tagging animals.
DNA profiling not only identifies mislabeled seafood products, but it can also differentiate between different strains of the same species.