The aquaculture industry in the U.S. produces ∼500 million pounds of processed fish yearly. Much of the improvement in fish farming has been done by traditional breeding methods. In the past two decades, there has been marked progress in employing recombinant DNA technology to produce transgenic fish with desirable traits, such as increased growth rate and disease resistance.
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Chapter 15: Growth Enhancement in Trangenic Fish
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