December 11, 2017; 6:46 PM
Site: Responsible Aquaculture Foundation Education Program
Course: Responsible Aquaculture Foundation Education Program (RAF Education)
Glossary: Aquaculture Glossary
A

Artemia

Brine shrimp used to feed larval shrimp.

B

biosecurity

The application of preventive measures that exclude unwanted organisms and control conditions in aquaculture systems to minimize disease and other health risks to culture species.

broodstock

Mature shrimp used for breeding.

C

chromatophores

Pigment-bearing cells or structures found in certain fish and crustaceans.

D

diatomaceous earth

Diatomite, a soft, highly porous and absorbent sedimentary rock easily broken down to powder form.

E

electrophoresis

A lab technique incorporating the application of electric charges to separate molecules in DNA and RNA analysis.

F

flocculation

A process in which colloids come out of fluid suspension, either spontaneously or due to the addition of a clarifying agent.

H

hepatopancreas

The shrimp digestive gland, which produces digestive enzymes and absorbs digested food.

histopathology

Microscopic examination of tissue in which the specimen is stabilized in fixative and marked with stain to observe cell components.

M

melanization

An increase in the concentration of natural pigments within a tissue or organism.