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Nanotechnology - a unique future technology in aquaculture for the food security

Atanu Bhattacharyya, Janardana Reddy S.*, Md Mahbub Hasan, M. M. Adeyemi, R. Regina Marye, Raja Naika H.


Nanotechnology exhibits a tremendous potential in agriculture and its allied fields like, aquaculture and fisheries. It is the new tools for aquaculture, fish biotechnology, fish genetics, fish reproduction and aquatic health etc. Nanotechnology tools like nanomaterials, nanosensors, DNA nanovaccines, Gene delivery, Drug delivery, Fluorescent biological labels, Probing of DNA structure, Bio detection of pathogens, Separation and purification of biological molecules and cells, antioxidant activity, antimicrobial activity cell toxicity etc. have the potential role to solve many problems like animal health, production, reproduction, prevention and treatment of diseases. It may presume that in the recent years, nanotechnology research will reform the science and technology and will help to boost up the livestock production in future. Nanotechnology applications in the fish processing industry can also be utilized to detect fish bacteria in packaging, produce stronger flavors, colour quality, and safety by increasing the protection properties. This review article presents the recent developments of nanotechnology and its applications in aquaculture and fisheries.


Nanotechnology; Aquaculture; Nanomaterials; Nanosensors; Nanobiomedicines; DNA nanovaccines.

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