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Prokaryotic expression of goldfish Tgf2 transposase with optimal codons and its enzyme activity

Available online 4 January 2019
Xi Zhao | Ruirui Si | Mingjuan He | Xiayun Jiang | Shuming Zou

Tgf2 transposase (Tgf2-TPase), a hAT transposase from goldfish, plays an important role in fish transgenic applications. Previously, the production of the recombinant Tgf2-TPase protein required rigorous...

Molecular identification of oomycete species affecting aquaculture in Bangladesh

Available online 28 December 2018
Mohammad Nasif Sarowar | Md Jakir Hossain | Tahmina Nasrin | Tania Naznin | Zakir Hossain | Mohammad Matiur Rahman

Fish mycotic disease outbreaks occur due to infections with oomycete pathogens such as Saprolegnia spp. and Aphanomyces invadans, and cause large-scale fish production losses. Despite its negative impact...

Enhancing the immune response in the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus by addition of Chinese herbs Houttuynia cordata Thunb as a food supplement

Available online 27 December 2018
Huifeng Dang | Teng Zhang | Fan Yi | Shigen Ye | Juan Liu | Qiang Li | Hua Li | Ruijun Li

The Chinese herb Houttuynia cordata Thunb (abbreviated as HCT hereafter) has been widely used in human and livestock medical research. However, few studies have tested the effects of HCT in aquaculture...

Estimationof genetic parameters for juvenile growth performance traits in oliveflounder (Paralichthys olivaceus)

Available online 19 December 2018
Yangzhen Li | Bo Zhang | Yingming Yang | Songlin Chen

The aim of this study was to evaluate genetic parameters of growth traits for improving selective breeding in olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). A total of 82 full-sib families from 2 year-classes...

Effectiveness of stocking Sparus macrocephalus fry in situ in the East China Sea

Available online 17 December 2018
Qingsong Hu | Ning Bao | Hafiz Abdur Rahman | Yazhou Jiang | Shouyu Zhang | Jun Li | Jikang Shentu

The sea area surrounding Baishishan Island has abundant fishery resources because of its plentiful food and rocky reefs that provide refuge from predators. However, overfishing has occurred in many...

Effects of pituitary extract, ovaprim, and bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) on the histopathology of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)

November 2018
Blessing B. Ajayi | John O. Ogunsola | Olufemi I. Olatoye | Richard E. Antia | Samuel Agbede

The development of aquaculture in Nigeria is constrained by the inadequate supply of high quality of fingerlings of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). There are conflicting reports on the reproductive...

Cloning of a microphthalmia-associated transcription factor gene and its functional analysis in nacre formation and melanin synthesis in Hyriopsis cumingii

November 2018
Jiexuan Shen | Dandan Huang | Chaohu Sun | Jiale Li | Zhiyi Bai

Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is an essential transactivator in melanin synthesis. To characterize the role of MITF in the pearl mussel Hyriopsis cumingii, the MITF homolog of...

Morphological structure of shell and expression patterns of five matrix protein genes during the shell regeneration process in Hyriopsis cumingii

November 2018
Xiaojun Liu | Can Jin | Haoran Li | Zhiyi Bai | Jiale Li

Shell biomineralization is a process in which inorganic minerals assemble under accuracy control of macromolecule, mainly the matrix proteins. A shell-notching assay was used in Hyriopsis cumingii and...

Effect of quercetin-containing preservatives and modified atmospheric packaging on the production of biogenic amines in Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)

November 2018
Yunfang Qian | Shengping Yang | Jing-xin Ye | Jing Xie

To investigate the productions of biogenic amines (BAs) in Pacific white shrimp treated by compound preservatives (P, 0.05 g/L quercetin, 0.025 g/L 4-hexylresorcinol, and 0.025 g/L cinnamic acid) in...

A multiplex microsatellite PCR method for evaluating genetic diversity in grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus)

November 2018
Da Li | Shentong Wang | Yubang Shen | Xinzhan Meng | Xiaoyan Xu | Rongquan Wang | Jiale Li

Grass carp is one of the most important cultured fishes all over the world. The genetic diversity of grass carp plays an important role whatever in selective breeding progress or ecological conservation...

Performance of feeding Artemia with bioflocs derived from two types of fish solid waste

November 2018
Miaolan Yao | Guozhi Luo | Hongxin Tan | Lipeng Fan | Haoyan Meng

The production of bioflocs with the solid waste from recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and feeding Artemia results in additional nutrient retention and lowers waste discharged from RAS. The solid...

Full-length mRNA sequencing in Saccharina japonica and identification of carbonic anhydrase genes

Available online 24 November 2018
Yanhui Bi | Jiali Li | Zhigang Zhou

The carbonic anhydrases (CAs) are a group of enzymes that play an important role in the absorption and transportation of CO2 in Saccharina japonica. They are encoded by a superfamily of genes with seven...

Effects of dietary lysolecithin (LPC) on growth, apparent digestibility of nutrient and lipid metabolism in juvenile turbot Scophthalmus maximus L.

Available online 23 November 2018
Baoshan Li | Zheng Li | Yongzhi Sun | Shixin Wang | Bingshan Huang | Jiying Wang

An 8-week trial was conducted to investigate graded levels of dietary LPC on growth, apparent digestibility (ADs) of nutrients and lipid metabolism in juvenile turbot Scophthalmus maximus L. Five experimental...

Waste production in aquaculture: Sources, components and managements in different culture systems

Available online 20 November 2018
Akeem Babatunde Dauda | Abdullateef Ajadi | Adenike Susan Tola-Fabunmi | Ayoola Olusegun Akinwole

The intensification of aquaculture has emerged as a viable alternative for increasing aquaculture production due to competition that arose from the use of natural resources, such as land and water,...

Current status of research on aquaculture genetics and genomics-information from ISGA 2018

Available online 13 November 2018
Yubang Shen | Genhua Yue

The ISGA (International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture) is an important conference in the field of aquaculture genetics, which is held every three years. This year, the meeting was hosted by James...

In vivo effects of neomycin sulfate on non-specific immunity, oxidative damage and replication of cyprinid herpesvirus 2 in crucian carp (Carassius auratus gibelio)

Available online 5 October 2018
Penghui Sun | Fei Yu | Jianfei Lu | Minli Zhang | Hao Wang | Dan Xu | Liqun Lu

Neomycin belongs to the family of 2-deoxystreptamine-containing aminoglycoside antibiotics. It is widely used for bacterial infections, targeting most gram-negative and some gram-positive bacteria....

Hemocytes transcriptome profile of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis)

September 2018
Xiaowu Chen | Yawei Shen | Yanwui Bi | Xugan Wu

The Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) possesses an open circulatory system, in which hemolymph moves through interconnected sinuses or spaces surrounding organs called hemocoels. The hemocytes...

Polymorphisms in the FOXO gene are associated with growth traits in the Sanmen breeding population of the razor clam Sinonovacula constricta

September 2018
Shumei Xie | Donghong Niu | Kanyun Wei | Zhiguo Dong | Jiale Li

We identified the FOXO gene and five single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in its coding region in the Sanmen breeding population of the razor clam Sinonovacula constricta. The ScFOXO gene encodes...

Cloning and expression analysis of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) gene of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) and the dietary effect of Eucommia ulmoides on gene expression

September 2018
Junpeng Wang | Jun Xie | Zhihan Tu | Jing Wei | Wenqian Pan | Jing Hu | Yi Zhang | Xiangjun Leng | Xiaoqin Li

Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is an important transcription factor in the regulation of redox homeostasis, which plays a vital role in metabolism, the cell cycle, and cell protection....

GCRV 096 VP6 protein and its impacts on GCRV replication with different genotypes in CIK cells

September 2018
Xiuying Yan | Lingfang Xiong | Jie Li | Ya Wang | Zaohe Wu | Jichang Jian | Yu Ding

Grass carp reovirus (GCRV) is the causative agent of grass carp hemorrhagic disease, which has detrimental effects on the grass carp aquaculture industry. There are four known genotypes of GCRV and...

Positive impacts of Nile tilapia and predatory sahar on carp polyculture production and profits

September 2018
Madhav K. Shrestha | Mahendra P. Bhandari | James S. Diana | Ramesh Jaiswal | Rama N. Mishra | Narayan P. Pandit

Carp polyculture is commonly practiced throughout south Asia, but traditional aquaculture methods often lead to low fish yields from ponds in this region. Two trials were conducted to evaluate the benefits...

Assessment of post-harvest fish losses Croaker Pseudotolithus elongatus, (Bowdich, 1825), Catfish Arius heudeloti, (Valenciennes, 1840) and Shrimp Nematopalaemon hastatus (Aurivillius, 1898) in Ondo State, Nigeria

September 2018
Olusumbo Adeolu Adelaja | Roslina Binti Kamaruddin | Lee Wen Chiat

The study assess post-harvest fish losses among three (3) dominant marine fish species along coastal areas of Ondo State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling was used to select 100 fishermen from 5 viable...

Book review: Aquaculture in China: Success stories and modern trends

July 2018
Shuolin Huang

This article reviews a newly released book edited by Jianfang Gui, Qisheng Tang, Zhongjie Li, Jiashou Liu, and Sena S. De Silva, which is entitled Aquaculture in China: Success Stories and Modern Trends,...

Gladius growth pattern and increment of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the tropical Pacific Ocean

July 2018
Yi Gong | Yunkai Li | Xinjun Chen | Xiaodi Gao | Ling Chen

Gladius is an accepted hard tissue for determining the age, size-specific growth, and trophic dynamics of pelagic squid. However, little is known about the inter- and intra-stock variability of gladius...

Male zebrafish (Danio rerio) odorants attract females and induce spawning

July 2018
Jie Li | Peter C. Hubbard | Adelino V.M. Canário

In zebrafish, the chemical identity and biological roles of reproductive pheromones have yet to be clarified. The current study assessed the role(s) of male-released odorants in a reproductive context,...

Prey quality impact on the feeding behavior and lipid composition of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) larvae

July 2018
Maria Angelica Martinez-Silva | Céline Audet | Gesche Winkler | Réjean Tremblay

Copepods are the main natural food of many marine fish larvae. However, enriched rotifers are the most commonly used live prey in larval rearing. Impacts on the feeding behavior, growth, survival, and...

Dermestes maculatus Degeer infestation impact on market loss of dried fish in Kwara State, Nigeria

July 2018
Adeyemi Mufutau Ajao | Segun Olayinka Oladipo | Barakat O. Soliu

Dried fish vendors located at three markets in Kwara State, Nigeria were surveyed and Dermestes maculatus Degeer-infested specimens of dried Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus, Heterobranchus bidorsalis and...

Antibacterial mechanism of Ginkgo biloba leaf extract when applied to Shewanella putrefaciens and Saprophytic staphylococcus

July 2018
Nannan Zhang | Weiqing Lan | Qian Wang | Xiaohong Sun | Jing Xie

The antimicrobial mechanism of Ginkgo biloba leaf extracts (GBLE) when applied to predominant spoilage bacteria (Shewanella putrefaciens and Saprophytic staphylococcus) on refrigerated pomfret and minimal...

Genome-wide association study identifies loci for body shape in the large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea)

Available online 3 July 2018
Linsong Dong | Zhaofang Han | Ming Fang | Shijun Xiao | Zhiyong Wang

The large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea) is an important maricultured fish species in southeast China. Body shape is an important economic trait for this species, because consumers prefer to purchase...

Evaluating the bioavailability of heavy metals in natural-zeolite-amended aquatic sediments using thin-film diffusive gradients

May 2018
Juanying Li | Chen Zhang | Jianwei Lin | Jie Yin | Jiayan Xu | Yiqin Chen

The effectiveness of natural zeolite amendment of sediments as a restorative material was studied, as was the feasibility of utilizing thin-film gradient diffusion (DGT) as a proxy for the accumulation...

Variation of lipids and fatty acids composition in the tissues of wild devil stinger (Inimicus japonicas) during sexual maturation

May 2018
Songlin Li | Wen Wen | Xu Gong | Xuxiong Huang | Naisong Chen

The present study was conducted to characterize the lipid and fatty acid profiles in different tissues (gonad, liver and muscle) of the wild-caught devil stinger during sexual maturation. Wild-caught...

Abundance and biomass of assorted small indigenous fish species: Observations from rural fish markets of West Bengal, India

May 2018
Dibyendu Saha | Santanu Pal | Supratim Mukherjee | Gargi Nandy | Anupam Chakraborty | Sk Habibur Rahaman | Gautam Aditya

The small indigenous fish species (SIS) are harvested as ensemble of different fish species of varying size and shape. An appraisal of the abundance and biomass of fish species constituting such ensemble...

The dysregulated autophagy signaling is partially responsible for defective podocyte development in wt1a mutant zebrafish

May 2018
Xuemei Zhang | Qiaohong Lin | Fan Ren | Jin Zhang | Farman Ullah Dawar | Jie Mei

Podocytes are essential elements of the glomerular filtration barrier and relevant to many kidney diseases. But the molecular mechanism in podocyte development is still unclear. Wilms tumor protein...

Temperature stress response of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) in the clam Paphia undulata

May 2018
Xiangyang Lin | Xiangwei Wu | Xiande Liu

The Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a group of molecular chaperones that play a crucial role in cell response to various stresses. A full-length cDNA of the heat shock protein 90 (PuHsp90) was cloned...

Fish kidney cells show higher tolerance to hyperosmolality than amphibian

May 2018
Lang Gui | Tao Li | Qiya Zhang

In contrast to fish, amphibians inhabit both aquatic and terrestrial environments. To better understand osmoregulation in fish and amphibian, we have investigated the morphological changes in kidney...

Molecular aspects of eye development and regeneration in the Australian redclaw crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus

Available online 30 April 2018
Tomer Ventura | Michael J. Stewart | Jennifer C. Chandler | Bronwyn Rotgans | Abigail Elizur | Alex W. Hewitt

The compound eye evolved over 500 million years ago and enables mosaic vision in most arthropod species. The molecular regulation of the development of the compound eye has been primarily studied in...

Uncovering the immunological repertoire of the carpet shell clam Ruditapes decussatus through a transcriptomic-based approach

Available online 9 April 2018
Frederico M. Batista | Allison M. Churcher | Manuel Manchado | Alexandra Leitão | Deborah M. Power

The grooved carpet-shell clam Ruditapes decussatus is native to the Northern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea and has a high commercial value. It is one of the main native bivalve species cultured in...

Serum osmolality and ions, and gill Na+/K+-ATPase of spottedtail goby Synechogobius ommaturus (R.) in response to acute salinity changes

March 2018
Chun Shui | Yonghai Shi | Xueming Hua | Zhonghua Zhang | Haiming Zhang | Genhai Lu | Yongde Xie

This study was carried out to determine the effects of abrupt salinity change on osmoregulatory ability of the spottedtail goby Synechogobius ommaturus. 720 juvenile fish (65.3 ± 11.8 g) were transferred...

Immunity, feed, and husbandry in fish health management of cultured Epinephelus fuscoguttatus with reference to Epinephelus coioides

March 2018
Catherine Cheng Yun Chieng | Hassan M. Daud | Fatimah M. Yusoff | Maha Abdullah

Groupers are dispersed worldwide in the tropical and subtropical waters. They are prized in the live reef fish trade, making them candidates with high market value and consumer demand. In the Asian-Pacific...

Characterization of two splice variants of EGFR and their effects on the growth of the razor clam

March 2018
Kanyun Wei | Donghong Niu | Maoxiao Peng | Shumei Xie | Shentong Wang | Jiale Li

The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) plays a vital role in cell growth, proliferation, and body growth. In this study, two EGFR isoforms (Sc-EGFR-1a and Sc-EGFR-1b) were obtained from Sinonovacula...

Effects of three positively buoyant dietary supplements on the buoyancy of feces, growth and intestinal health of Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus×O. aureus

March 2018
Hang Yang | Xiaoqin Li | Dianyuan Huan | Zhen Xu | Yi Zhang | Xiangjun Leng

Two trials were conducted to evaluate the effects of positively buoyant dietary materials on growth, intestinal health, and fecal properties of tilapia. In trial 1, ten diets containing 0 (control)...

Growth and fatty acid composition of discus fish Symphysodon haraldi given varying feed ratios of beef heart, duck heart, and shrimp meat

March 2018
Bin Wen | Zaizhong Chen | Hengchao Qu | Jianzhong Gao

A 56 days experiment was carried out to examine the effects of nine different diets on the growth and biochemical composition of discus fish Symphysodon haraldi tissues. Nine different types of diets...

Rotifer community structure and its response to environmental factors in the Backshore Wetland of Expo Garden, Shanghai

March 2018
Liping Yin | Yu Ji | Yinjiang Zhang | Linxuan Chong | Lijing Chen

We investigated rotifer community structure in the Backshore Wetland of the Expo Garden in Shanghai from September 2009 to August 2010. We identified 116 rotifer species, determined the dominant species...

SuperSAGE digital expression analysis of differential growth rate in a European sea bass population

Available online 21 March 2018
Bruno Louro | Rute S.T. Martins | Patricia I.S. Pinto | Richard Reinhardt | Dirk-Jan de Koning | Adelino V.M. Canario | Deborah M. Power

One of the goals of the aquaculture industry is to understand and control growth associated traits through selective breeding. In the present study the molecular basis of growth heterogeneity in the...

Fish red blood cells express immune genes and responses

January 2018
Yawei Shen | Dan Wang | Jinliang Zhao | Xiaowu Chen

The erythrocytes or red blood cells (RBCs) and leucocytes or white blood cells (WBCs) are the most abundant cell types in the circulatory system of vertebrates. The RBCs are responsible for gas exchange...

Molecular basis of pathogenesis of emerging viruses infecting aquatic animals

January 2018
Lang Gui | V. Gregory Chinchar | Qiya Zhang

Aquatic vertebrates are very abundant in the world, and they are of tremendous importance in providing global food security and nutrition. However, emergent and resurgent viruses, such as ranavirus...

The effects of two free-floating plants (Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes) on the burrow morphology and water quality characteristics of pond loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) habitat

January 2018
Jinqing Wang | Guihua Fu | Weiyue Li | Ying Shi | Jicai Pang | Qiang Wang | Weiguang Lü | Change Liu | Jiansheng Liu

Loach exhibit conspicuous drilling behaviors in the mud of shallow waters, yet their burrow morphology and the factors affecting this behavior have received little attention. We characterized the burrow...

Molecular characterization and expression of the feminization-1c (fem-1c) in the freshwater mussel (Hyriopsis cumingii)

January 2018
Yayu Wang | Congdi Wu | Pengfei Guo | Guiling Wang | Jiale Li

The feminization-1c (fem-1c) gene has been shown to be associated with sex differentiation and determination in many metazoan species. It belongs to the fem-1 family which is a member of the ANK superfamily....

Sensory and chemical assessment of silver pomfret (Pampus argenteus) treated with Ginkgo biloba leaf extract treatment during storage in ice

January 2018
Weiqing Lan | Xu Che | Qiaoling Xu | Ting Wang | Ruoyuan Du | Jing Xie | Min Hou | Han Lei

This study investigated the physical (L*, a*, b*, texture profile analyses, pH), chemical (TVB-N, K value and TBA), microbiological, amino acid content, and flavor effects that Gingko biloba leaf extract...

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