The overarching objective of this programme is to generate knowledge of biological mechanisms and interactions in key aquaculture species and species in the marine ecosystem, as a long-term basis for sustainable resource utilisation and aquaculture.

Recent Submissions

  • EST resources and establishment and validation of a 16 k cDNA microarray from Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) 

    Edvardsen, Rolf B.; Malde, Ketil; Mittelholzer, Christian; Taranger, Geir Lasse; Nilsen, Frank (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010-06-28)
    The Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, is an important species both for traditional fishery and increasingly also in fish farming. The Atlantic cod is also under potential threat from various environmental changes such as pollution ...
  • RNA deep sequencing of the Atlantic cod transcriptome 

    Johansen, Steinar D.; Karlsen, Bård Ove; Furmanek, Tomasz; Andreassen, Morten; Jørgensen, Tor Erik; Bizuayehu, Teshome T.; Breines, Ragna; Emblem, Åse; Kettunen, Päivi; Luukko, Keijo; Edvardsen, Rolf B.; Nordeide, Jarle Tryti; Coucheron, Dag H.; Moum, Truls (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010-05-20)
    The Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is an emerging aquaculture species. Efforts to develop and characterize its genomic recourses, including draft-grade genome sequencing, have been initiated by the research community. The ...
  • Evolutionary principles and their practical application 

    Hendry, Andrew P.; Kinnison, Michael T.; Heino, Mikko; Day, Troy; Smith, Thomas B.; Fitt, Gary; Bergstrom, Carl T.; Oakeshott, John; Jørgensen, Peter S.; Zalucki, Myron P.; Gilchrist, George; Southerton, Simon; Sih, Andrew; Strauss, Sharon; Denison, Robert F.; Carroll, Scott P. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-02-17)
    Evolutionary principles are now routinely incorporated into medicine and agriculture. Examples include the design of treatments that slow the evolution of resistance by weeds, pests, and pathogens, and the design of breeding ...
  • The genome sequence of Atlantic cod reveals a unique immune system 

    Star, Bastiaan; Nederbragt, Alexander J.; Jentoft, Sissel; Grimholt, Unni; Malmstrøm, Martin; Gregers, Tone F.; Rounge, Trine B.; Paulsen, Jonas; Solbakken, Monica H.; Sharma, Animesh; Wetten, Ola F.; Lanzén, Anders; Winer, Roger; Knight, James; Vogel, Jan-Hinnerk; Aken, Bronwen; Andersen, Øivind; Lagesen, Karin; Tooming-Klunderud, Ave; Edvardsen, Rolf B.; Tina, Kirubakaran G.; Espelund, Mari; Nepal, Chirag; Previti, Christopher; Karlsen, Bård Ove; Moum, Truls; Skage, Morten; Berg, Paul R.; Gjøen, Tor; Kuhl, Heiner; Thorsen, Jim; Malde, Ketil; Reinhardt, Richard; Du, Lei; Johansen, Steinar D.; Searle, Steve; Lien, Sigbjørn; Nilsen, Frank; Jonassen, Inge; Omholt, Stig W.; Stenseth, Nils Christian; Jakobsen, Kjetill S. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-08-10)
    Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is a large, cold-adapted teleost that sustains long-standing commercial fisheries and incipient aquaculture. Here we present the genome sequence of Atlantic cod, showing evidence for complex ...
  • Investigating the drivers of maturation dynamics in Barents Sea haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) 

    Devine, Jennifer A.; Heino, Mikko (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-08)
    Changes in size and age at maturation of many exploited fish stocks have been investigated and the influences of environmental factors and exploitation have often been inferred, but not explicitly investigated. Here we ...
  • Tenacibaculum sp. associated with winter ulcers in sea-reared Atlantic salmon Salmo salar 

    Olsen, Anne Berit; Nilsen, Helene; Sandlund, Nina; Mikkelsen, Helene; Sørum, H.; Colquhoun, D.J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-05-09)
    Coldwater-associated ulcers, i.e. winter ulcers, in seawater-reared Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. have been reported in Norway since the late 1980s, and Moritella viscosa has been established as an important factor in ...
  • Feeding preference of recaptured Atlantic salmon Salmo salar following simulated escape from fish pens during autumn 

    Olsen, Rolf Erik; Skilbrei, Ove (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010-12-21)
    Escapes of farmed fish from coastal farms around the world are believed to have genetic and ecological consequences for wild fish populations. Each year there are numerous escapes of adult farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo ...
  • Viral Haemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) in wild and farmed fish in Norwegian waters 

    Bergh, Øivind; Sandlund, Nina; Einen, Ann Cathrine Bårdsgjære; Rudra, Hari; Olsen, Rolf Hetlelid; Kristiansen, Arve (Conference object, 2011-05)
    Viral Haemorrhagic septicaemia viruses (VHSV) are isolated from 82 different fish species and are globally spread in freshwater as well as marine environments. The virus can cause disease outbreaks both in wild and ...
  • Bærekraftig havbruk 

    Torrissen, Ole (Conference object, 2011-04-05)
  • Norsk akvakultur i kortversjon 

    Torrissen, Ole (Conference object, 2011-06-08)
  • Er norsk lakseproduksjon berekraftig? 

    Torrissen, Ole (Conference object, 2011-01-18)
  • Risk Assessment of Catch and Release 

    Olsen, Rolf Erik; Næsje, Tor Fredrik; Poppe, Trygve; Sneddon, Lynne; Webb, John (Research report, 2010-03-17)
  • Disease interaction and pathogens exchange between wild and farmed fish populations with special reference to Norway 

    Johansen, Lill-Heidi; Jensen, Ingvill; Mikkelsen, Helene; Bjørn, Pål Arne; Jansen, P.A.; Bergh, Øivind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-05-21)
    Norway has the largest salmon-farming industry in the world, an industry that is still growing, and in recent years production of marine species like Atlantic cod has also increased. At the same time, Norway has the world's ...
  • Genomic organization and gene expression of the multiple globins in Atlantic cod: conservation of globin-flanking genes in chordates infers the origin of the vertebrate globin clusters 

    Wetten, Ola F.; Nederbragt, Alexander J.; Wilson, Robert C.; Jakobsen, Kjetill S.; Edvardsen, Rolf B.; Andersen, Øivind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010-10-20)
    Background: The vertebrate globin genes encoding the α- and β-subunits of the tetrameric hemoglobins are clustered at two unlinked loci. The highly conserved linear order of the genes flanking the hemoglobins provides a ...
  • Vurdering av Naturindekser i Norge med fokus på de marine indikatorene - Status og videre planer 

    van der Meeren, Gro (Rapport fra Havforskningen;3-2011, Working paper, 2011-02)
    The aim of this report is to state the progress of the work at IMR to develop further the marine bases for the database of Nature indexes of Norway. Time series on krill and amphiopds are being analysed, as well as papers ...
  • Thermal niche of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua: limits, tolerance and optima 

    Righton, David; Andersen, Ken Haste; Neat, Francis; Thorsteinsson, Vilhjalmur; Steingrund, P.; Svedäng, Henrik; Michalsen, Kathrine; Hinrichsen, Hans-Harald; Bendall, Victoria; Neuenfeldt, Stefan; Wright, Peter; Jonsson, Patrik; Huse, Geir; Kooij, Jeroen van der; Mosegaard, Henrik; Hüssy, Karin; Metcalfe, Julian D. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
    Recent studies in the marine environment have suggested that the limited phenotypic plasticity of cold-adapted species such as Atlantic cod Gadus morhua L. will cause distributions to shift toward the poles in response to ...
  • Marine indikatorer 

    van der Meeren, Gro; Øigård, Tor Arne; Øien, Nils; Nilssen, Kjell Tormod; Oug, Eivind; Sunnanå, Knut; Jakobsen, Tore; Mehl, Sigbjørn; Kvamme, Cecilie; Torstensen, Else; Stenevik, Erling Kåre; Planque, Benjamin; Helle, Gunnar; Gjøsæter, Jakob; Skiftesvik, Anne Berit; Aglen, Asgeir; Johannessen, Tore; Dommasnes, Are; Naustvoll, Lars-Johan; Moy, Frithjof E.; Falkenhaug, Tone; Melle, Webjørn; Knutsen, Tor; Eriksen, Elena; Jørgensen, Lis Lindal; Fosså, Jan Helge; Bannister, Raymond; Buhl-Mortensen, Lene; Buhl-Mortensen, Pål; Strand, Øivind; Søvik, Guldborg; Jelmert, Anders; Knutsen, Jan Atle; Enersen, Svein Erik; Edvardsen, Hanne; Kroglund, Tone; Pedersen, Atle; Eikrem, Wenche; Bekkby, Trine; Tveite, Stein (DN-utredning;4-2010, Chapter, 2010-09)
    The Nature Index (NI) is established to get an overview of the state and development of biodiversity within the major ecosystems of Norway. It includes marine, limnic and terrestrial ecosystems. The aim of the index is to ...
  • Learning and anticipatory behaviour in a “sit-and-wait” predator: the Atlantic halibut 

    Nilsson, Jonatan; Kristiansen, Tore S.; Fosseidengen, Jan Erik; Stien, Lars Helge; Fernö, Anders; van den Bos, Ruud (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010-03)
    We studied the learning capacities and anticipatory behaviour in a “sit-and-wait” predatory fish, the Atlantic halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus. In Experiment 1 two groups of halibut received series of light flashes ...

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