Recent developments in DNA marker technologies, in particular the emergence of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) discovery, have rendered some of the traditional methods of genetic research outdated. Next Generation Sequencing and Whole Genome Selection in Aquaculture comprehensively covers the current state of research in whole genome selection and applies these discoveries to the aquaculture industry specifically. The text begins with a thorough review of SNP and transitions into topics such as next generation sequencing, EST data mining, SNP quality assessment, and whole genome selection principles. Ending with a discussion of the technology's specific applications to the industry, this text will be a valuable reference for those involved in all aspects of aquaculture research.
- Unique linking of SNP technologies, next generation sequencing technologies, and whole genome selection in the context of aquaculture research
- Thorough review of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism and existing research
- 8-page color plate section featuring detailed illustrations
Zhanjiang (John) Liu is a Distinguished Alumni Professor, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures and Program of Cell and Molecular Biosciences, and Associate Dean for Research, College of Agriculture at Auburn University. He also held appointments to 11 international universities such as Northwestern Agricultural University in China and the Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences. Dr. Liu has served as the North American Editor for Marine Biotechnology since 2004, Associate Editor for BMC Genomics and BMC Genetics, and sits on the editorial board for Aquaculture, Animal Biotechnolgy and Reviews in Aquaculture. He published Aquaculture Genome Technologies with Blackwell in 2007, and lectures both nationally and internationally on various topics in fish molecular genetics and biotechnology.