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Sex Control in Aquaculture

Sex Control in Aquaculture

This book is a comprehensive resource for understanding the biological rationale, scientific principles and real-world practices in the field of sex control in aquaculture.

Updated on 09/21/2019
Published on 09/20/2019

Comprehensive in scope, Sex Control in Aquaculture first explains the concepts and rationale for sex control in aquaculture, which serves different purposes. The most important are: to produce monosex stocks to rear only the fastest-growing sex in some species, to prevent precocious or uncontrolled reproduction in other species and to aid in broodstock management. The application of sex ratio manipulation for population control and invasive species management is also included.  This book provides detailed and updated information on the underlying genetic, epigenetic, endocrine and environmental mechanisms responsible for the establishment of the sexes, and explains chromosome set manipulation techniques, hybridization and the latest gene knockout approaches. Furthermore, the book offers detailed protocols and key information on how sex control is practiced worldwide in 35 major aquaculture species or groups, including fish and crustaceans, and puts the focus on its application in the aquaculture industry.

With contributions from an international panel of leading scientists, Sex Control in Aquaculture will interest a large audience:  aquaculture/fisheries professionals and students, scientists or biologists working with basic aspects of fish/shrimp biology, growth and reproductive endocrinology, genetics, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, and R&D managers and administrators. This text explores sex control technologies and monosex production of commercially-farmed fish and crustacean species that are highly in demand for aquaculture, to improve feed utilization efficiency, reduce energy consumption for reproduction and eliminate a series of problems caused by mixed sex rearing.


With the contribution of Yann Guiguen and Amaury Herpin (Research Unit for Fish Physiology and Genomics, INRA Brittany-Normandy research centre) as co-authors of chapters: Sex Determination and Differentiation in Fish: Genetic, Genomic, and Endocrine Aspects (pages 35-63) and Sex Determination and Sex Control in Salmonidae (pages 249-280).


Editors: Han‐Ping Wang, Francesc Piferrer, Song‐Lin Chen, Zhi‐Gang Shen
John Wiley & Sons Ltd (2019)
Print ISBN:9781119127260 |Online ISBN:9781119127291 |DOI:10.1002/9781119127291

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