Bio-banking: An Emerging Approach for Conservation of Fish GermplasmMukunda Goswami1,*, Amit Mishra2, Ninawe NS3, Trudeau VL4 and Lakra WS1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mukunda Goswami
Department of Fisheries
Central Institute of Fisheries Education
Versova, Mumbai, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 30, 2015; Accepted Date: February 26, 2016; Published Date: March 01, 2016
Citation: Goswami M, Mishra A, Ninawe NS, Trudeau VL, Lakra WS (2016) Bio-banking: An Emerging Approach for Conservation of Fish Germplasm. Poult Fish Wildl Sci 4:143. doi:10.4172/2375-446X.1000143
Copyright: © 2016 Goswami M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Global biodiversity is declining with substantial losses of populations, species and habitats causing a significant impact on human life. Holistic and integrated approach for biodiversity conservation requires concrete and urgent action. Although there is increasing concern over the loss of species and degradation of habitat, still more innovative efforts are required. Biobanking holds immense promise to provide biomaterial for conservation of fish germplasm. Establishment of repositories along with gene banks could provide opportunities for collaboration among the leading experts in the fields of fish ecology, physiology, and cryobiology to synthesize effective ways for conservation of fish genetic resources, and discuss what needs to be done to increase the impact in the next century. The article reviews different causes for loss of fish biodiversity, the ways to overcome the situation and advocates cell line repository as an alternative aid to conserve fish germplasm.