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

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3300-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-5983-9
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