Importance of Transgenic Fish to Global Aquaculture: A ReviewRajesh Wakchaure1, Subha Ganguly2*, Kausar Qadri3, Praveen Kumar Praveen4 and Tanvi Mahajan5
5Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, Arawali Veterinary College (Affiliated with Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner), N.H-52 Jaipur Road, V.P.O. Bajor, Dist. Sikar, Pin-332001, Rajasthan, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Subha Ganguly
Honorory. Senior Editorial/Advisory Board Member (FAJ, OMICS Group)
Department of Veterinary Microbiology
Arawali Veterinary College, Jaipur Road
V.P.O. Bajor, Dist. Sikar, Pin-332001
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 04, 2015; Accepted Date: November 09, 2015; Published Date: November 15, 2015
Citation: Wakchaure R, Ganguly S, Qadri K, Praveen PK, Mahajan T (2015) Importance of Transgenic Fish to Global Aquaculture: A Review. Fish Aquac J 6:e124. doi:10.4172/2150-3508.1000e124
Copyright: © 2015 Wakchaure R, 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.
Many faster growing transgenic fish including both cold water (salmon, trout) and warm water (tilapia, carp) species have been produced. The development of transgenic fish can serve as excellent experimental models for basic scientific investigations, environmental toxicology and in biotechnological applications. The fast growth characteristic of GH gene transgenic fish will be of great importance to support aquaculture production and economic efficiency. The transgenic fish are efficient feed converter, thus more economical for the fish farmer as the feed accounts for 60-70% of total cost in aquaculture.