Fish Farming

Despite a long history of reliance on fish as an important source of food, oQ'Z particularly protein, the science of aquaculture is relatively young. Thus, our understanding of genetics, breeding, and reproduction in fish lags behind other agricultural sciences. Tremendous potential exists, however, to use modern ra.l technologies, including biotechnologies, to improve aquaculture. One advantage to working with fish is that, in most cases, each fertilization and subsequent goj development can...

Il Putting the New Technologies to Work

One area in which genetic engineering technology will prove particularly ol useful is in developing biological pest control methods. Insects are attracted to certain plants and repelled by others. Some plants produce chemicals that mimic insect hormones and disrupt the reproduction of insects feeding on the plant. ra.l Thus, the potential exists to identify the genes controlling the properties and transfer these traits to other plants. 'goj Insect hormones are already used in small quantities...