3. Production, Growth, and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I) Gene Expression as an Instantaneous Growth Indicator in Nile Tilapia Oreochromis Niloticus

  1. Marco Saroglia4 and
  2. Zhanjiang (John) Liu5
  1. Christopher L. Brown1,
  2. Emmanuel M. vera Cruz2,
  3. Remedios B. Bolivar2 and
  4. Russell J. Borski3

Published Online: 11 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118350041.ch3

Functional Genomics in Aquaculture

Functional Genomics in Aquaculture

How to Cite

Brown, C. L., Cruz, E. M. v., Bolivar, R. B. and Borski, R. J. (2012) Production, Growth, and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I) Gene Expression as an Instantaneous Growth Indicator in Nile Tilapia Oreochromis Niloticus, in Functional Genomics in Aquaculture (eds M. Saroglia and Z. (. Liu), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118350041.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

    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. 1

    US Department of Commerce, NOAA Aquaculture and Enhancement Division, The Milford Laboratory, Milford, CT 06460, USA

  2. 2

    Central Luzon State University Science City of Muñoz 3120, The Philippines

  3. 3

    Department of Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960080

Online ISBN: 9781118350041

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Keywords:

  • Nile tilapia production with IGF-I, an instantaneous growth indicator;
  • Oreochromis spp. (tilapia), worldwide, expansion of tilapia markets;
  • IGF-I, as mediator in vertebrate growth;
  • cultured fishes, genetically engineered, hormone-treated fishes;
  • tilapia, of economic importance, displacing other exotic fish varieties;
  • nutritional value of tilapia;
  • cost-effective methods, accelerated growth optimization;
  • IGF-I, gene expression in tissues, IGF-I mRNA by qRT-PCR;
  • practical utility of IGF-I mRNA, diet and resultant changes;
  • IGF-I gene technique, rapidity and valid data, boon to fish culturists

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aquaculture and Health Benefits

  • Economic Prominence of Tilapia

  • Growth Trials

  • The Relationship of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I) to Growth

  • Practical Utility of IGF-I mRNA as an Indicator for Growth Rate

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References