Projects per year
Abstract / Description of output
parasite resistance, and how the derived knowledge could be applied to boost disease resistance using selective breeding, gene editing and/or with targeted feed treatments and vaccines. Gene editing brings novel opportunities, but also implementation and dissemination challenges, and necessitates new protocols to integrate the technology into aquaculture breeding programmes. There is also an ongoing need to minimise risks of disease agents evolving to overcome genetic improvements to host resistance, and insights from epidemiological and evolutionary models of pathogen infestation in wild and cultured host populations are explored. Ethical issues around the different approaches for achieving genetic resistance are discussed. Application of genetic technologies and approaches has potential to improve fundamental knowledge of mechanisms affecting genetic resistance and provide effective pathways for implementation that could lead to more resistant aquaculture stocks, transforming global aquaculture
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- gene editing
- genomic selection
- host resistance
- sea lice
- white-spot syndrome virus
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Towards lice-resistant salmon: functional genetics and genome editing to enhance disease resistance in aquaculture
Robledo, D. & Houston, R.
1/10/21 → 30/09/25
Dominic Thekkedath Kurian (Manager)Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies