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Zebrafish Help with Larger Scale Gene Function Studies
A relatively new method of targeting specific DNA sequences in zebrafish could dramatically accelerate the discovery of gene function and the identification...
Catch-and-Release Strategy Could Change Fish Evolution
The practice of catch-and-release in recreational fishing may be permanently changing fish populations, a study from the University of Connecticut shows....
GM in Aquaculture
The use of genetically modified organisms in the food industry is a highly controversial topic. In this article, for TheFishSite, Sam Andrews discusses...
Mate Competition Weeds out GM Fish from Population
Purdue University research has discovered that wild-type zebrafish consistently beat out genetically modified Glofish in competition for female mates,...
Reduced Photoperiod Associated with Increased Early Male Maturation in Atlantic Salmon
Salmon raised in a reduced photoperiod environment of 18 hours light are more likely to show undesirable early maturation than those raised under 24 hour...
Scientists Discover Optical Structures in Limpets Causing Blue Stripe Appearance
Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have identified two optical structures within a limpet's shell that give its blue-striped appearance. ...
Colour-Morphing Reef Fish is a ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’
A new study has shown that the dottyback, a small predatory reef fish, can change the colour of its body to imitate a variety of other reef fish species,...
Sisters Act Together - Cichlid Sisters Swim Together to Reach the Goal
The manner and routes of dispersal vary with the species and the ecological conditions. Many fish form shoals to avoid predation. Shoaling with familiar...

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