15. Applications of Functional Genomics in Molluscs Aquaculture

  1. Marco Saroglia2 and
  2. Zhanjiang (John) Liu3
  1. A. Figueras,
  2. M. M. Costa and
  3. B. Novoa

Published Online: 11 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118350041.ch15

Functional Genomics in Aquaculture

Functional Genomics in Aquaculture

How to Cite

Figueras, A., Costa, M. M. and Novoa, B. (2012) Applications of Functional Genomics in Molluscs Aquaculture, in Functional Genomics in Aquaculture (eds M. Saroglia and Z. (. Liu), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118350041.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences, Animal Biotechnology and Aquaculture Unit, University of Insubria, Via J.H. Dunant 3 Varese I-21100, Italy

  2. 3

    The Fish Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures and Program of Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Aquatic Genomics Unit, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA

Author Information

  1. Instituto Investigaciones Marinas (IIM), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Eduardo Cabello 6, Vigo 36208, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960080

Online ISBN: 9781118350041



  • functional genomics in molluscs aquaculture;
  • transcriptomic, molluscan immunology in understanding the molecular basis;
  • sequencing and bivalve genomes, BAC-to-BAC and whole genome shotgun;
  • bioinformatics programs, overlapping reads into a continuous sequence;
  • new sequencing methods, genome sequencing in applied research;
  • EST libraries, for identifying genes putatively related to immune system;
  • mollusc genomics to aquaculture;
  • genomic methods, molecular basis of disease resistance and stress;
  • genomics in growth studies, as well as for disease resistance or stress


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sequencing Methods and Bivalve Genomes

  • Functional Genomics

  • Future Applications of Mollusc Genomics to Aquaculture

  • Acknowledgments

  • References