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World’s first shrimp genome may reveal why females are superior
Female shrimps are the preferred choice for breeding massive quantities of shrimp, a major Asian protein source

Enzootic, an animal biotechnology and genetics company, and NRGene, a provider of genomic big data analysis, have completed the sequencing and assembly of the world’s first high-quality genome of freshwater shrimp M. rosenbergii.

The major factor that distinguishes the genome of the female shrimp from that of its male counterpart is the distinctive chromosome (W) carried only by the female. Despite the obvious importance of this chromosome, the sequences and encoding genes unique to this chromosome remained unknown until now.

The incentive to study the genome of female shrimp derived from the performance advantages of farming all-female populations of shrimp. Understanding the performance superiority of female shrimp can help to support and enhance the breeding of the all-female broodstock.

The impact of the female shrimp genome assembly on shrimp production was eloquently expressed by Prof. Xuxiong Huang, Vice Dean of the College of Fisheries and Life Science, Shanghai Ocean University, “Farmed shrimp is an imperative protein source for many countries. In 2016, China alone produced around 3.3 million metric tons of marine and freshwater shrimp, representing about 50 percent of the global production. This newly assembled high-quality freshwater shrimp genome is an important addition to the advanced technological tools that will be used in coming years in the breeding of shrimp toward a more effective and sustainable shrimp farming industry.”

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management - Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
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