Micro encapsulation – translational medicine.

A heat-stable microparticle platform for oral micronutrient delivery

Getting more specific targeted.

Prawns keep an eye….

……broodstock feed “chucki” delivery.

Disease challenges biggest obstacle to India‚Äôs shrimp success

India pushing envelope.

….and yet more antibiotics will make matters worse….so that is not answer to disease thank you very much.

Solutions lie in better specific feed and robust seed.

An increased intensification can only succeed with a correct nutritional profiling of feed and water. Any less and consequent stress expresses disease.

Indias path requires developing BT and indicus and, at same time, making sure seed is robust and feed is good quality…

Genome-edited bull passes hornless gene to calves

So far, only one genetically modified animal has successfully navigated the US regulatory approval process – the AquaAdvantage salmon.

Still waiting for our vannamei to shed antennae to allow for higher density culture.

Don’t ever see a shrimp with one head two tails coming to fruition though…

BBC News – Genome-edited bull passes hornless gene to calves

Specific shrimp feed requires specific shrimp genetics. Hendrix Genetics in Ecuador……country where specificity in shrimp failed once before.

Similar marketing ploy to what we had with Marine Harvest International shrimp division back in the mid 1990’s. Sell the seed and feed, support with grow-out. Receive final product, brand and export. Ours was Xcellent Brand at Empress International

Is this where also DNA traceability comes into play for customers? On the pack B2C?

Wild prawn genetics could also offer climate hope for shrimp crops…

Well, well, well….and the same I should expect for shrimp..

BBC News – Wild wheat genetics offer climate hope for food crops

Has US shrimp genetics program failed? New US land-based shrimp farm | IntraFish

A US shrimp farm project based on a non US genetics breeding line combined with recent UK disease problems from US (and OIE) approved exotic shrimp imports puts into question the current US exotic shrimp breeding program efficacity and, in fact, the whole controlled movement of live vannamei globally.

Growing exotic shrimp in US using a genetic line that is also exotic to US is certainly one way to restart the local shrimp aquaculture industry.


Cryo-EM Blobology – ultra-high-definition-3D-video-ology

Can’t wait to see shrimp viruses and processes looked at using this technology.

Slices and slide using X-ray crystallography will become redundant older technology.