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

sex-reversal

Innovation & Investment

Monosex culture of prawns through temporal androgenic gene silencing

A newly developed technology for producing all-male populations of freshwater prawns by temporal silencing of the androgenic gland insulin-like gene marks the first RNA interference-based biotechnology to be commercialized in the field of aquaculture. 

Health & Welfare

Sex-reversal technology in sustainable aquaculture

Sex-reversal in cultured fish can be easily controlled – females grow more than males and mature later – because the process of gonadal differentiation is very labile.