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Infectious disease and quality assurance considerations for the transfer of cryopreserved fish gametes

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Edited by: Terrence R. Tiersch

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Abstract

Although cryopreservation of sperm has become an accepted technique for selective breeding and genetic improvement in livestock industries, no systematic approach is available for banking germplasm of aquatic species (i.e. embryos, semen and ova). The intent of this chapter is not to provide recommendations for specific measures to eliminate particular pathogens and subsequent diseases, but rather to develop a general framework and strategies for facing the new and unexpected. This chapter presents microbiological and quality assurance concerns for a cryopreservation program. In particular, the chapter identifies organisms transmittable in semen of animals, microorganisms and diseases of importance to aquatic species, pathogen detection issues, methods for prevention and control and how sperm quality can be assessed. 

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Infectious disease and quality assurance considerations for the transfer of cryopreserved fish gametes
ISBN 9781888807202
Edition 2nd
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher The World Aquaculture Society
Publisher location Baton Rouge
Description 31 p.
Larger Work Title Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species
First page 939
Last page 959
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N