Molecular Mechanism of Genetic Breeding of Economic Fish

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 June 2024 | Viewed by 187

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Marine Life College, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Interests: fish genetics and breeding; fish genomics; fish immunology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advancements in molecular biology and genomics combined with genetic breeding have enhanced understanding of genetic mechanism and breeding approaches of important economic fish. For example, analyze the genetic basis of the main economic traits in economic fish, focusing on the molecular mechanisms of sex determination and differentiation, gametogenesis and maturation, to elucidate the mechanism of muscle cell proliferation and protein/fat balance, to reveal the signaling pathway of innate immune system and the interaction mechanism between important pathogens and host immune system, to reveal the signal pathway and expression regulation mechanism of tolerance to hypoxia or hypothermia, so as to provide theoretical basis and gene resources for breeding new economic fish varieties with high yield, disease or stress resistance.

The objective of the present Special Issue is to highlight the most recent genetic breeding advances of economic fish with an emphasis on molecular mechanism of genetics breeding. We also welcome the papers about the molecular technology for genetic sex identification and new technology for sex control, whole-genome selection breeding, molecular module design breeding and genome editing breeding suitable for economic fish. All this progress will contribute to a better understanding, exploitation and management of genetic and molecular mechanism in aquaculture and breeding programs through molecular and genomic technology.

Dr. Haiyang Yu
Guest Editor

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  • economic fish
  • molecular biology
  • genetic breeding
  • whole-genome selection breeding
  • sex determination and differentiation
  • disease or stress resistant breeding
  • molecular marker assistant breeding
  • genome editing

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