Impact of Transgenic Fishes on Aquatic Ecosystem and Biodiversity of Freshwater Teleost


  • The Academy of Environmental Biology, Lucknow, India


Critics showed objections on the genetic engineering process on the some points whish were both ethical and ecological. This happened because it was sure that these genetic engineering processes must have been causing the gene flow and raise alarm against intellectual property rights. Problems also evolved on using GMOs in the form of food because fishes are being used as a nutritive food worldwide. So it raised a question in the mind of critics that it can cause many forms of lethal allergies to the consumers as the GM fishes were labelled. These issues caused a check over the trade of these GM fishes internationally. Thus due to all these prominent issues FDA has a power to restrict these GM fishes as 1) food 2) conditions in which they are used 3) a check after the approval. Public is confident if the above written three points have positive outcome. So these three points are the backbone for the approval of GM as food for public. So the potential research benefits of genetically modified fish will be fruitful only if these transgenic fish are kept separate from genetic pool of the wild species. There is possibility of transmission of the transgenes to the wild fishes which can make these transgenes a permanent resident of an environmental ecosystem.


Transgenic, GMO, Germline.

Subject Discipline

Psychiatry and Psychology

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