Transgenic Fish

  • Birbal SinghEmail author
  • Gorakh Mal
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
  • Manishi Mukesh


Fish is an important component of revenue and nutrition to millions of people. In current scenario, when demand and cost of producing land-based animal protein are increasing, the fish can complement the requirement of proteins. Reducing operating costs, minimal ecological pollution, and generating income are the prime objectives of fish production in controlled environment. Genetically engineered fish offers not only increased growth, but also serve as system to produce therapeutics and nutraceuticals.

Key Points
  • Fish is a valued source of essential nutrients, viz. proteins, vitamins, and minerals

  • The genetic engineering tools developed for other animals are used to develop transgenic fish to boost aquaculture production.


Fish Genetic engineering Transgenesis Therapeutics Nutraceuticals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birbal Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gorakh Mal
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
    • 2
  • Manishi Mukesh
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional StationPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic ResourcesKarnalIndia

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