Farmed and Wild Fish

  • Maria Filippa Addis
Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS, volume 2)


The living conditions and the many stimuli to which fish are exposed in captivity can differ significantly from those experienced in the wild, affecting the biology of fish and productivity of the farming plants. Being able to track and detect variations in protein expression against similar genetic backgrounds, proteomics holds considerable promise as a means for unveiling the perturbations induced by farming and for understanding the underlying physiological and/or pathological mechanisms, providing information that can be exploited for increasing zootechnical performance and quality, as well as for traceability and product identification purposes. In fact, the characterization of differential expression profiles in fish tissues can provide useful insights into many aspects of aquaculture, ranging from fish biology, welfare, health, and growth dynamics, to product quality, safety, authentication, traceability, and shelf-life.

This chapter provides an overview of the studies that have directly assessed the impact of farming on protein expression profiles of fish tissues. Biological questions, experimental designs, methods, results, and implications are reviewed and discussed.


Farm Fish Wild Fish Protein Expression Profile Senegalese Sole Eurasian Perch 
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The author wishes to thank Daniela Pagnozzi for the useful discussions on proteomic methods and techniques and for critical reading of the manuscript, and Stefania Ghisaura, Vittorio Tedde, and Grazia Biosa for their help with the 2-D-PAGE maps and MS identifications. The support of Prof. Sergio Uzzau and Dr. Tonina Roggio is also gratefully acknowledged.


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  1. 1.Porto Conte RicercheLoc. TramariglioItaly

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