New Developments in Marine Biotechnology

  • Y. Le Gal
  • H. O. Halvorson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Biotechnology: Biology or Technology?

    1. Arthur Kornberg
      Pages 1-5
  3. Molecular Biology and Transgenic Animals

    1. José de la Fuente, Isabel Guillén, Mario P. Estrada
      Pages 7-10
    2. Philippe Collas, Peter Aleström
      Pages 11-14
    3. Peijun Zhang, Yongli Xu, Zongzhu Liu, Yuan Xiang, Shaojun Du, Choy L. Hew
      Pages 15-18
    4. F. Y. T. Sin, J. G. I. Khoo, U. K. Mukherjee, I. L. Sin
      Pages 29-31
  4. Natural Products and Processes

    1. W. C. Dunlap, K. Masaki, Y. Yamamoto, R. M. Larsen, I. Karube
      Pages 33-35
    2. Tatiana N. Makarieva, Valentine A. Stonik, Ludmila P. Ponomarenko, Dmitry L. Aminin
      Pages 37-40
    3. K. Mukesh, Miryam Z. Sahni, Valadmir Belenky Wahrman, Gurdial M. Sharma
      Pages 41-47
    4. Gerd Klöck, Patrik Gröhn, Christan Hasse, Ulrich Zimmermann
      Pages 61-64
    5. Gregory L. Rorrer, William H. Gerwick, Donald P. Cheney
      Pages 65-67
    6. Thomas J. Koob, David P. Knight, Marina Paolucci, Bradley Noren, Ian P. Callard
      Pages 69-71
    7. Shirley A. Pomponi, Robin Willoughby, Amy E. Wright, Claudia Pecorella, Susan H. Sennett, Jose Lopez et al.
      Pages 73-76
    8. Kei Kamino, Yoshikazu Shizuri
      Pages 77-80
  5. Aquaculture

    1. Milton Fingerman, Rachakonda Sarojini, Rachakonda Nagabhushanam
      Pages 85-87
    2. G. Scapigliati, L. Abelli, N. Romano, L. Mastrolia, M. Mazzini
      Pages 93-95
    3. Joël Heppell, Tong Wu, Niels Lorenzen, Anthony E. Ellis, Susan M. Efler, Neil K. Armstrong et al.
      Pages 97-100
    4. D. Cheney, B. Rudolph, L. Z. Wang, B. Metz, K. Watson, K. Roberts et al.
      Pages 101-104
  6. Developmental Biology

    1. Lynda Llewellyn, Vimi P. Ramsurn, Trevor Wigham, Deborah M. Power, Glen E. Sweeney
      Pages 105-108
    2. Marc Ekker, Genny Giroux, Ted Zerucha, Alison Lewis, Adriana A. Gambarotta, Joshua R. Schultz
      Pages 109-114
    3. Gian Luigi Russo, Keiichiro Kyozuka, Marcella Marino, Elisabetta Tosti, Martin Wilding, Maria Laura de Simone et al.
      Pages 115-119
    4. M. Wilding, G. L. Russo, M. Marino, L. Grumetto, M. L. De Simone, E. Tosti et al.
      Pages 121-123
    5. Yunhan Hong, Songlin Chen, Christoph Winkler, Manfred Schartl
      Pages 129-134
  7. Biology of Cell Factories

    1. I. A. Levine, D. Cheney
      Pages 141-144
    2. Kensal E. van Holde
      Pages 145-146
    3. Anna Palumbo, Ida Gesualdo, Anna Di Cosmo, Luigi De Martino
      Pages 147-149
    4. A. W. M. Pui, S. D. Roopashree, B. Ho, J. L. Ding
      Pages 151-154
    5. Patrick S. C. Leung, Ka-Hou Chu
      Pages 155-164
    6. D. Sud, S. Auzoux-Bordenave, M. Martin, D. Doumenc
      Pages 165-170
  8. Bioremediation, Extremophiles, and Host—Pathogen Interactions

    1. Bradley M. Tebo, Lorraine G. van Waasbergen, Chris A. Francis, Liming M. He, Deeanne B. Edwards, Karen Casciotti
      Pages 177-180
    2. Kim Sang-Jin, Jae Hak Sohn, Doo Suep Sim, Kae Kyoung Kwon, Tae Hyun Kim
      Pages 181-188
    3. Xiao-Hua Cai, Jagat Adhiya, Samuel Traina, Richard Sayre
      Pages 189-192
    4. Jocelyne Diruggiero, Frank T. Robb
      Pages 193-196
    5. Masahiro Furutani, Toshii Iida, Shigeyuki Yamano, Tadashi Maruyama
      Pages 197-200
    6. Kaori Inoue, Harald Petermann
      Pages 205-208
    7. Marco Moracci, Maria Ciaramella, Laurence H. Pearl, Mosé Rossi
      Pages 209-212
    8. Maria Rosaria Coscia, Umberto Oreste
      Pages 213-216
    9. Costantino Vetriani, Dennis L. Maeder, Nicola J. Tolliday, Horst H. Klump, Kitty S. P. Yip, David W. Rice et al.
      Pages 221-225
    10. Luigia Santella, Keiichiro Kyozuka
      Pages 227-230
  9. Biodiversity, Environmental Adaptation, and Evolution

About this book


Past efforts to colonize the environment and domesticate living species, coupled with scientific research, have resulted in the possession (but not always the real control) by humans of any available terrestrial space. However, oceans, which represent up to two­ thirds of the surface of the planet, had not been really approached until the middle of this century. As oceanographic science develops, the picture of a rich, diverse, complex and also, in many respects, specific marine life, is coming into view. In a broad sense, marine biotechnologies can be understood as the various means or techniques of managing marine living systems for the benefit of mankind. The first goal we have is for marine life to provide biomass for food. However, today it is not certain that a significant increase of total world fisheries' catches will be possible in the future. There are several ways to address this. First, we need to generate better, more complete, or different uses of the biomass actually fished. This is mainly a matter of upgrading fish and fish wastes. Second, we need to artificially grow the living species. This falls within the scope of cell cultivation and of aquaculture. Both approaches have to be appreciated si­ multaneously in terms of biology, ecology, and economy. In both approaches, profit improvements are linked to the introduction of biotechnological methods and to the use of biotechnological processes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Y. Le Gal
    • 1
  • H. O. Halvorson
    • 2
  1. 1.National Museum of Natural History and College of FranceConcarneauFrance
  2. 2.University of MassachusettsBostonUSA

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