Programa de Acuicultura.

Strategic Line I

Biology and Development of Techniques for Shrimp Farming

Responsible: Dr. Ricardo Pérez Enriquez

Detection of Pathogens which Affect Aquacultural Production of Litopenaeus vannamei and Crassostrea gigas, Using Insulated Isothermal Polymerase Chain Reaction

Responsible: Dra. Norma Muñoz Estrada

In this project we propose to identify potentially dangerous pathogens in L. vannamei y C. gigas using a very promising new-generation technique to amplify nucleic acids, called insulated isothermal polymerase chain reaction (iiPCR). The iiPCR technology has great potential as a low-cost technique for the rapid, sensitive and specific detection of pathogens, and is an easy-to-use tool which could be used routinely at aquaculture farms.

Development of Biotechnology for Pilot-level Production of an Innovative Food Additive for Shrimp Farming

Responsible: Dr. Roberto Civera Cerecedo

One option for improving shrimp crops, is the use of feed additives which improve organism growth, such as recombinant peptides which increase the energy-use efficiency of the shrimp; nevertheless, it is necessary to demonstrate that these additives can be administered to the organisms orally via their feed and maintain the beneficial effect, which is what this project strives to do.

Protein- and Energy-use Efficiency in the Development of the Cauque River Prawn Macrobrachium americanum

Responsible: Dr. Edilmar Cortes Jacinto

Cultivation of the cauque river prawn Macrobranchium americanum has resulted interesting due to its biological characteristics as well as being a species native to Mexico. M. americanum is a species worthy of attention because it is currently utilized without any kind of regulation or knowledge of the state of natural populations. Because of this it is necessary to preserve the resource and contribute with the study of its basic biology and nutrimental aspects..

Innovative Sustainable Biotechnical System of Hyper-intensive Shrimp Farming

Responsible: Dr. Francisco Javier Magallón Barajas

The goal of this Project is to develop and implement a semi-automated microbiotic-based experimental plant for an innovative, sustainable biotechnological system of protected hyper-intensive shrimp farming.

Experimental Analysis and Genetic Diversity of Shrimp

Responsible: Dr. Ricardo Pérez Enríquez

Analyses of IHHNV were done to verify prevalence of the virus in genetic nucleus and for the implementation of an experimental feed additive that would function against the virus. Analyses were done for genetic diversity in new production lines of the company.