Transgenic tilapia and the tilapia genome.

  title={Transgenic tilapia and the tilapia genome.},
  author={Norman Maclean and M. Azizur Rahman and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Sohm and G Hwang and Arati Iyengar and Hala Ayad and Alan Smith and Hamid Farahmand},
  volume={295 2},
The tilapia fish (Oreochromis niloticus) has an important place in the aquaculture of the developing world. It is also a very useful laboratory animal, and readily lends itself to the transgenic technology. Through the use of reporter genes, a range of potential gene promoters have been tested in tilapia, both through transient and stable expression of the reporter construct. Using the transgenic technology, growth enhanced lines of tilapia have been produced. These fish have no abnormalities… CONTINUE READING