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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Strategies

Location: Aquatic Animal Health Research

Title: Improving productivity, efficiency, product quality and environmental sustainability of aquaculture operations through systemic integration of information and knowledge

Authors
item Evans, Joyce
item Pasnik, David

Submitted to: Aquaculture Miscellaneous Publications
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2011
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Address how existing genomics and genetics approaches can best be used to improve aquaculture production and to identify gaps in knowledge and tools that need to be focused on for further advancements. We are particularly interested in phenotypes related to improving tolerance to alternative feedstuffs; and to nutritional genomics approaches that will lead to improved digestibility of aquafeeds. List characters 9traits) important for fish performance (growth, efficiency, health); Describe the state of knowledge and define gaps regarding the physiology and genetic basis and variation connected to these characteristics. Describe the state of knowledge and define gaps regarding the ability to measure these traits, and relevant proxies. Structure research goals and performance measures to advance knowledge of the basis of these traits.

Technical Abstract: Experts on selective breeding, physiology, genomics and bioinformatics will present and discuss state of the art information and relevant examples from fish and other animal systems. Identify strategies that will foster continuous improvements in experimental design and data gathering, analysis, benchmarking and integration in aquaculture.

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