Chapter 22. Transgenic/Transgenic Modified Fish

  1. Associate Professor Cesarettin Alasalvar4,
  2. Professor Fereidoon Shahidi5,
  3. Professor Kazuo Miyashita6 and
  4. Dr Udaya Wanasundara7
  1. Jenn-Kan Lu1,
  2. Jen-Leih Wu2 and
  3. Meng-Tsan Chiang3

Published Online: 2 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325546.ch22

Handbook of Seafood Quality, Safety and Health Applications

Handbook of Seafood Quality, Safety and Health Applications

How to Cite

Lu, J.-K., Wu, J.-L. and Chiang, M.-T. (2010) Transgenic/Transgenic Modified Fish, in Handbook of Seafood Quality, Safety and Health Applications (eds C. Alasalvar, F. Shahidi, K. Miyashita and U. Wanasundara), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325546.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 4

    TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Centre, Food Institute, Gebze/Kocaeli, Turkey

  2. 5

    Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada

  3. 6

    Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Japan

  4. 7

    POS Pilot Plant Corporation, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

  2. 2

    Academia Sinica, Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Nankang, Taiwan

  3. 3

    Department of Food Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180702

Online ISBN: 9781444325546



  • transgenic/transgenic modified fish;
  • revolutionary technique, allowing a defined fragment of cloned DNA into germ lines of animals;
  • gene transfer manipulation;
  • microinjection of cloned DNA fragments - into pronuclei of fertilized mammalian eggs;
  • electroporation - instantaneous perturbation of cell membranes by sudden changes of electrical fields;
  • methodology of gene transfer for aquatic species - by recombinant retrovirus vector (one-time-only delivery system);
  • applications of gene transfer technique - in aquaculture;
  • food safety of transgenic fish;
  • transgenic food fish production, gene product - fish growth hormone, from same species or from another fish species;
  • potential economic benefits of transgenic technologies - in aquaculture, being obvious


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methodology of gene transfer in fish

  • Food safety of transgenic fish

  • Regulations of transgenic animals including aquatic animals

  • Conclusions

  • References