This publication contains results from the research project "Development of Genetically Improved Strain of Macrobrachium" covered by the Program on the Promotion of Sustainable Aquaculture in the ASEAN Region (previously known as Integrated Rural Aquaculture Program). It specifically includes activities from the inception of the project in 2002 up to 2005 under the Special Five-year Program on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the ASEAN Region as well as research updates from 2006 to date. Project activities from 2006 to 2010 have been placed under the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Fisheries Consultative Group (FCG) collaborative mechanism with financial support from the Government of Japan Trust Fund. Dr. Koichi Okuzawa, AQD's Deputy Chief from 2005-2007, was project leader at the time the studies started until early 2007.

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  • Recent developments in the genetic improvement of the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium sp.) 

    Eguia, Maria Rowena R.; Aralar, Maria Lourdes C. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    This publication contains results from the research project “Development of Genetically Improved Strain of Macrobrachium” covered by the Program on the Promotion of Sustainable Aquaculture in the ASEAN Region (previously ...
  • Genetic characterization, domestication and improvement of Macrobrachium rosenbergii in the Philippines 

    Romana-Eguia, Maria Rowena R. ORCID; Cuvin-Aralar, Maria Lourdes ORCID; Dejarme, Henry E.; Rosario, Westly R.; Tayamen, Melchor M. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    Extensive studies in the Philippines and in adjacent countries revealed that 528 caridean prawn species are found in this region alone (Chan, 1998). Of all the known species, the giant freshwater prawn is considered the ...
  • Hatchery and pond culture of Macrobrachium rosenbergii in northern Mindanao 

    Dejarme, Henry E. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    The history of M. rosenbergii hatchery operations in Northern Mindanao can be traced from minor activities in different locations by several institutions. Earlier attempts to produce freshwater prawn postlarvae in hatcheries ...
  • Freshwater prawn research at SEAFDEC/AQD 

    Romana-Eguia, Maria Rowena R. ORCID; Cuvin-Aralar, Maria Lourdes ORCID; Laron, Manuel A. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    The Philippines lags behind Thailand and Indonesia as far as research and commercial production of the freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium sp., are concerned. Although studies on Macrobrachium sp. (or ulang as it is locally ...
  • Giant freshwater prawn farming in the Philippines 

    Rosario, Westly R.; Tayamen, Melchor (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    Freshwater prawn thrives in inland waters like rivers, lakes, swamps, irrigation canals, estuaries and even in rivers upstream. A recent survey in Luzon Island, Philippines identified 12 species of freshwater prawn found ...
  • Genetic variation in selected Thai M. rosenbergii crossbreds reared in specific environments 

    Sodsuk, Panom K.; Uraiwan, Supattra; Sodsuk, Srirat (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    AAGRDI has developed a domesticated and genetically improved stock of Macrobrachium rosenbergii for two generations. A wild stock has also been domesticated at the AAGRDI hatchery for one generation. Meanwhile, domesticated ...
  • Allozyme-based genetic variation in crossbreds produced from three Thai Macrobrachium rosenbergii stocks 

    Sodsuk, Panom K.; Uraiwan, Supattra; Sodsuk, Srirat (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    Molecular technology at enzyme/protein level known as “allozyme marker” is a widely accepted powerful technique to study genetic variation (Ward and Grewe, 1995) as well as intraspecific population studies (Sodsuk, 1996; ...
  • Recent updates on the selective breeding program for the genetic improvement of Macrobrachium rosenbergii in Thailand 

    Uraiwan, Supattra; Sodsuk, Panom K.; Rungtongbaisuree, Somsark; Rattanatriwong, Wisanuporn; Leesanga, Sanga (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    Although the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) has been domesticated in Thailand for decades, a suitable selective breeding program has yet to be applied. Good quality seeds for the Macrobrachium industry ...
  • Preliminary growth comparison of three Macrobrachium rosenbergii stocks and their reciprocal crosses in four environments 

    Uraiwan, Supattra; Sodsuk, Panom K.; Lelapattara, Wattana; Rungtongbaisuree, Somsark; Leesanga, Sanga; Sakontanakit, Tanan; Rattanatriwong, Wisanuporn; Komanpririn, Kridsanupan; Buddama, Sriprapa (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    Three stocks of Macrobrachium rosenbergii namely, “AAGRDI” (Aquatic Animal Genetic Research and Development Institute), “FARM” (Petchaburi Farm) and “WILD” stocks were used for the selective breeding program. Generally, a ...
  • Macrobrachium culture industry in Thailand 

    Uraiwan, Supattra; Sodsuk, Panom (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    There are numerous freshwater prawns classified under the genus Macrobrachium which is generally categorized under the Family Palaemonidae Rafinesque, 1815, sub-family Palaemoninae Rafinesque, 1815. In Thailand, 19 ...
  • Genetic characterization of GI Macro and freshwater prawns from Makassar-Sulawesi, Pangkalanbun-Kalimantan, Jambi-Sumatera, Sukabumi-Java using mtDNA CO-I markers 

    Nugroho, Estu; Mulyasari; Kristanto, Anang Hari; Ali, Fauzan; Gunawan (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    The giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) is a widely distributed indigenous species in Indonesia. The giant freshwater prawn from Pangkalanbun-Kalimantan has a big head, long claws and is yellow-green in ...
  • Collection and evaluation of wild and farmed stocks of giant freshwater prawn in Indonesia 

    Nugroho, Estu; Asih, Sidi; Kristanto, Anang Hari; Sutrisno; Ali, Fauzan; Gunawan (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    Giant freshwater prawn is an important commodity that has been cultured successfully in Indonesia. Freshwater prawn farming has been adopted in several areas of West Java, i.e. Ciamis (Tambaksari, Parigi, Rancah and Pasir ...
  • Growth of GI Macro II strain in different locations 

    Nugroho, Estu; Khasani, Iksan; Maskur (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    A selective breeding program was conducted to improve freshwater prawns with the use of a synthetic population formed from numerous breeders collected from Tanjung Air (Bekasi), Kalipucang (Ciamis) and Musi (Palembang). ...
  • Giant freshwater prawn culture in Indonesia 

    Nugroho, Estu; Emmawati, Lies (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    Indonesia is one of the countries in Asia with rich biodiversity, particularly in terms of the number of endemic freshwater aquatic organisms. Numerous indigenous freshwater fish species are found in Sumatera (30 spp.), ...