About this Research Topic
Nutrition is crucial to understand the need for nutrients by fish through their development and how different hormones and metabolites are able to regulate genes and proteins in their body to maintain optimum growth and development.
It is known that nutrients are feeding signals that influence the expression of related genes and proteins and, as a consequence, the production of different metabolites that are related to various nutritional modifications and have an impact on the overall physiological status of fish.
Genes associated with metabolism of different feed ingredients including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and those related to protein synthesis and digestion should be thoroughly evaluated. This evaluation will optimize the understanding of underlying mechanisms and biochemical pathways that are activated with the use of different feed additives and will help in the optimization of current aquaculture practice, at the same time supporting sustainable development of fish farming worldwide.
The scope of this Research Topic is to study the effects of nutrition on fish physiology by studying affected genes and their relation to alterations in the fish physiological state. The Topic also aims to contribute to a better understanding of fish nutrigenomics, thus providing a base of knowledge for both experts and consumers in the aquaculture sector.
This scope includes, but is not limited to, the physiological changes in fish in response to:
- Feed additives and supplements
- Alternatives to main ingredients
- Probiotics and prebiotics
- Immune-stimulants in feed
The article types encouraged for submission are original research articles, perspectives, reviews, and mini-reviews.
Topic editor Mohiuddin Amirul Kabir Chowdhury is employed by Jefo Nutrition Inc. (Canada) and is the founder and owner of Aquaculture Nutritionists Network. All other Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic subject.
Keywords: nutrigenomics, feed additives, metabolism, gene expression, physiology, growth
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