Application of genome editing in aquatic farm animals: Atlantic salmon

  title={Application of genome editing in aquatic farm animals: Atlantic salmon},
  author={Anna Wargelius},
  journal={Transgenic Research},
  pages={101 - 105}
  • A. Wargelius
  • Published 18 July 2019
  • Biology
  • Transgenic Research
Gene editing offers opportunities to solve fish farming sustainability issues that presently hampers expansion of the aquaculture industry. In for example Atlantic salmon farming, there are now two major bottlenecks limiting the expansion of the industry. One is the genetic impact of escaped farmed salmon on wild populations, which is considered the most long-term negative effect on the environment. Secondly and the utmost acute problem is the fish parasite salmon lice, which is currently… 

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