News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.


Health & Welfare

Microsatellites: Applications in aquaculture

Microsatellites are useful for molecular tagging of individuals and molecular dissection of complex traits such as growth, temperature tolerance and disease resistance. 

Health & Welfare

Improving shrimp stocks with microsatellites

Libraries have been produced from Pacific white shrimp containing many thousands of microsatellites, a source of potential markers for use in diverse applications. 

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Health & Welfare

Microsatellites: Genetic markers of choice

Use of microsatellites is one of many marker approaches, but has proven to be the tool of choice across all commercial agriculture sectors.