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Catfish Genetics Research Unit

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Bradley Wallace

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Transcript of Catfish Genetics Research Unit

Catfish Genetics Research Unit
Selective Breeding
Selective Breeding is the process by which humans breed plants and other animals for particular traits.
Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology. In other words,
it's manually adding new DNA to an organism
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Location
What They Do
For example...
Dogs are selectively bred for their temperament and appearance.
Pros
Pros
Scientists have developed free air CO2 enrichment (FACE) technology for researching the effects of elevated CO2.
At Thad Cochran National Warm H2O Aquaculture Center
Founded in 1986, the catfish genetic research unit in Stoneville, MS conducts research by enhancing the genetic potential of channel catfish.
For example, scientists in South Korea altered a kitten's DNA so the cat's fur glows. Then, they cloned the cat so there were more.
Pros:
Genetic engineering can be used for Gene Therapy to cure diseases. For food, it can increase crop output and makes more nutritious food.
Cons:
In some cultures, genetic engineering is considered unethical. Also, it could put allergens in a food that didn't originally have those allergens, causing allergies in foods that don't normally contain them.
Selective Breeding can enhance the good traits in animals. It can also improve disease resistance, while making higher crop yields for farmers.
Cons
Selective Breeding can accidentally cause inbreeding, and it can also bring out negative, recessive traits.
The Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center at Mississippi State University funds the research.
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Ireland Little, Kennedy LaPorte, Brianna Manasco, and Bradley Wallace!
The goal of the Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit is to make the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of catfish farming, including other warmwater fish better. It is accomplished by making better fish strains and hybrids by developing better production. It is advanced by breeding and relying on research in quantitative and qualitative, reproduction, physiology, immunology.
Cons
A major concern was that such heaters emit shorter wave morphogenetically active radiation, in addition to thermal radiation. Morphogenetically active radiation is the difference in cells and tissues in early embryo which results in establishing the form and structure of the various parts of the body.
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