New paper accepted in Aquaculture

A new paper with the authorship of Ákos Horváth was accepted for publication in Aquaculture, entitled Cryobanking of aquatic species.

Sonia Martínez-Páramo, Ákos Horváth, Catherine Labbé, Tiantian Zhang, Vanesa Robles, Paz Herráez, Marc Suquet, Serean Adams, Ana Viveiros, Terrence R. Tiersch, Elsa Cabrita- 2017. Cryobanking of aquatic species. Aquaculture, Volume 472, 1 April 2017, Pages 156–177. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.05.042


This review is focused on the applications of genome cryobanking of aquatic species including freshwater and marine fish, as well as invertebrates. It also reviews the latest advances in cryobanking of model species, widely used by the scientific community worldwide, because of their applications in several fields. The state of the art of cryopreservation of different cellular types (sperm, oocytes, embryos, somatic cells and primordial germ cells or early spermatogonia) is discussed focusing on the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure according to different applications. A special review on the need of standardization of protocols has also been carried out. In summary, this comprehensive review provides information on the practical details of applications of genome cryobanking in a range of aquatic species worldwide, including the cryobanks established in Europe, USA, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, the species and type of cells that constitute these banks and the utilization of the samples preserved.

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