• Publications


    Peixoto, D., Torreblanca, A., Pereira, S., Vieira, M.N., Varo, I. (2022). Effect of short-term exposure to fluorescent red polymer microspheres on Artemia franciscana nauplii and juveniles. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (29). 6080-6092. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-021-15992-y

    Massimo, M., Volpatti, D., Galeotti, M., Bron, J.E., Beraldo, P. (2022). News Insights into the Host-Parasite Interactions of Amyloodiniosis in European Sea Bass: A Multi-Modal Approach. Pathogens 11(1), 62. DOI: 10.3390/pathogens11010062


    Özgür, M.E., Erdoğan, S., RaškovićB., FazekasG., Ljubobratovic, U. (2021) Mid-autumn spermiation in outdoor-cultured pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) using different gonadoliberin application strategies. Aquaculture Reports, 21 (100891). DOI: 10.1016/j.aqrep.2021.100891 

    Yildiz, H.Y., Chatzifotis, S., Anastasiadis, P., Parisi, G., Papandroulakis, N. (2021). Testing of the Salmon Welfare Index Model (SWIM 1.0) as a computational welfare assessment for sea-caged European sea bass. Italian Journal of Animal Science, 20:1, 1423-1430. DOI: 10.1080/1828051X.2021.1961106

    Lukić, J., Stanisavljević, N., Vukotić, G., Terzić-Vidojević, A., Begović, J., Golić, N., Ljubobratović, U. (2021). Enrichment of Larval Fish Feed with Free Amino Acids and Proteins by Coating with Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGHN14 Homogenate. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 21, 569-573.

    Tran, H.Q., Prokesova, M., Zare, M., Gebauer, T., Elia, A.C., Colombino, E., Ferrocino, I., Caimi, C., Gai, F., Gasco, L., Stejskal, V. (2021). How Does Pikeperch Sander lucioperca Respond to Dietary Insect Meal Hermetia illucens? Investigation on Gut Microbiota, Histomorphology, and Antioxidant Biomarkers. Frontiers in Marine Science (8:680942). DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.680942

    Ljubobratović, U., Fazekas, G., Koljukaj, A., Ristović, T., Vass, V., Ardó, L., Stanisavljević, N., Vukotić, G., Pešić, M., Milinčić, D., Kostić, A., Lukić, J. (2021). Pike-perch larvae growth in response to administration of lactobacilli-enriched inert feed during first feeding. Aquaculture, 542, 736901.

    Rosell-Moll, E., Piazzon, M.C., Sosa, J., Ferrer, M.A., Cabruja, E., Vega, A., Calduch-Giner, J.A., Sitjà-Bobadilla, A., Lozano, M., Montiel-Nelson, J.A., Afonso, J.M., Pérez-Sánchez, J. (2021) Use of accelerometer technology for individual tracking of activity patterns, metabolic rates and welfare in farmed gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) facing a wide range of stressors. Aquaculture 539. DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.736609 Repository:

    Basto, A., Calduch-Giner, J., Oliveira, B., Petit, L., Sá, T., Maia, M.R., Fonseca, S.C., Matos, E., Pérez-Sánchez, J., Valente, L.M. (2021) The use of defatted Tenebrio molitor larvae meal as a main protein source is supported in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) by data on growth performance, lipid metabolism and flesh quality. Frontiers in Physiology 12. DOI:10.3389/fphys.2021.659567 

    Moroni, F., Naya-Catala, F., Piazzon, C., Rimoldi, S., Calduch-Giner, J., Giardini, A., Martinez, I., Brambilla, F., Perez-Sanchez, J., Terova, G. (2021). The Effects of Nisin-Producing Lactococcus lactis Strain Used as Probiotic on Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus aurata) Growth, Gut Microbiota, and Transcriptional Response. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:364. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.659519

    Moreira, C., Paiola, M., Duflot, A., Varo, I., Sitja-Bobadilla, A., Knigge, T., Pinto, P., Monsinjon, T. (2021). The influence of 17β-oestradiol on lymphopoiesis and immune system ontogenesis in juvenile sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax. Developmental & Comparative Immunology 118;104011. DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2021.104011. Repository link:

    Byadgi, O., Massimo, M., Dirks, R.P., Pallavicini, A., Bron, J.E., Ireland, J.H., Volpatti, D., Galeotti, M., Beraldo, P. (2021) Innate immune-gene expression during experimental amyloodiniosis in European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 234:110217. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2021.110217

    Franek, R., Kaspar, V. Shah, M.A., Gela, D., Psenicka, M. (2021). Production of common carp donor-derived offspring from goldfish surrogate broodstock. Aquaculture 534: 736252. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.736252

    Gebauer T., Gebauer, R., Palinska-Zarska, K., Císar, P., Movchan, O., Tomasek, O., Prokesova, M., Matousek, J., Hliwa, P., Krol, J., Zarski, D., Rebl, A., Stejskal, V. (2021). Assessment of behavioural and physiological traits as indicators of suitability for European perch aquaculture. Aquaculture 544:737048. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.737048


    Rodde, C., Vandeputte, M., Allal, F., Besson, M., Clota, F., Vergnet, A., Benzie, J.A.H., de Verdal, H. (2020). Population, Temperature and Feeding Rate Effects on Individual Feed Efficiency in European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Front. Mar. Sci. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.578976 

    Rodde, C., de Verdal, H., Lefebvre, S., Menniti, C., Vandeputte, M., Clota, F., Allal, F., McKenzie, D.J., Benzie, J.A.H., Nahon, S. (2020). Variations in isotope incorporation rates and trophic discrimination factors of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in scales from three European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) populations. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 533 (151468)DOI:10.1016/j.jembe.2020.151468 

    Betancor, M.B., Sprague, M., Ortega, A., de la Gandara, F., Tocher, D.R., Ruth, R., Perkins, E., Mourente, G. (2020). Central and peripheral clocks in Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus, L.): Daily rhythmicity of hepatic lipid metabolism and digestive genes. Aquaculture 523: 735220. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735220 Repository link:

    Lallias, D., Bernard, M., Ciobotaru, C., Dechamp, N., Labbe, L., Goardon, L., Le Calvez, J-M., Bideau, M., Fricot, A., Prezelin, A., Charles, M., Moroldo, M., Cousin, X., Bouchez, O., Roulet, A., Quillet, E., Dupont-Nivet, M. (2020). Sources of variation of DNA methylation in rainbow trout: combined effects of temperature and genetic background. Epigenetics. DOI:10.1080/15592294.2020.1834924. Repository link:

    Schraml, Rudolf & Hofbauer, Heinz & Jalilian, Ehsaneddin & Bekkozhayeva, Dinara & Saberioon, Mehdi & Cisar, Petr & Uhl, Andreas. (2020). Towards fish individuality-based aquaculture. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. PP. DOI:10.1109/TII.2020.3006933

    Papácek, S., Petera, K., Císar, P., Stejskal, V., Saberioon, M. (2020). Experimental & Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of the Suitability of Different Solid Feed Pellets for Aquaculture Systems. Appl. Sci. 10(19): 6954. DOI: 10.3390/app10196954

    Fjelldal, P.G., Hansen, T.J., Wargelius, A., Ayllon, F., Glover, K.A., Schulz, R.W., Fraser, T.W.K. (2020). Development of supermale and all-male Atlantic salmon to research the vgll3 allele - puberty link. BMC Genetics 21:123. DOI:10.1186/s12863-020-00927-2

    Hao, R., Pan, J., Tilami, S.K., Shah, B.R., Mráz, J. (2020). Post‐mortem quality changes of common carp (Cyprinus carpio ) during chilled storage from two culture systems. J Sci Food Agric (details pending). DOI:10.1002/jsfa.10618 Repository link coming soon. 

    Hansen, T.J., Penman, D., Glover, K.A., Fraser, T.W.K., Vågseth, T., Thorsen, A., Sørvik, A.G.E., Fjelldal, P.G. (2020). Production and verification of the first Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) clonal lines. BMC Genet 21: 71. DOI:10.1186/s12863-020-00878-8

    Ferrer, M.A., Calduch-Giner, J.A., Díaz, M., Sosa, J., Rosell-Moll, E., Santana Abril, J., Santana Sosa, G., Bautista Delgado, T., Carmona, C., Martos-Sitcha, J.A., Cabruja, E., Afonso, J.M., Vega, A., Lozano, M.,  Montiel-Nelson, J.A., Pérez-Sánchez, J. (2020). From operculum and body tail movements to different coupling of physical activity and  respiratory frequency in farmed gilthead sea bream and European sea bass. Insights on  aquaculture biosensing. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 175:105531. DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2020.105531 Repository link:

    Nácher-Mestre, J., Beltrán, E., Strachan, F., Dick, J.R., Pérez-Sánchez, J., Berntssen, M.H.G., Tocher, D.R. (2020). No transfer of the non-regulated mycotoxins, beauvericin and enniatins, from feeds to farmed fish reared on plant-based diets. Food Chemistry. 323:126773. DOI:10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.126773 Repository link:

    Baekelandt, S., Milla, S., Cornet, V., Flamion, E., Ledore, Y., Redivo, B., Antipine, S., Mandiki, S.N.M., Houndji, A., El Kertaoui, N., Kestemont, P. (2020). Seasonal simulated photoperiods influence melatonin release and immune markers of pike perch Sander lucioperca. Scientific Reports. 10:2650. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-59568-1

    Mes, D., Palstra, A.P., Henkel, C.V., Mayer, I., Vindas, M.A. (2020). Swimming exercise enhances brain plasticity in fish. Royal Society Open Science. 7:1. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.191640

    Panettieri, V., Chatzifotis, S., Messina, CM., Olivotto, I., Manuguerra, S., Randazzo, B., Ariano, A., Bovera, F., Santulli, A., Severino, L., Piccolo, G. (2020). Honey Bee Pollen in Meagre (Argyrosomus regius) Juvenile Diets: Effects on Growth, Diet Digestibility, Intestinal Traits, and Biochemical Markers Related to Health and Stress. Animals 10(20): 231. DOI: 10.3390/ani10020231

    Lukic, J., Stanisavljevic, N., Vukotic, G., Kosanovic, D., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Begovic, J., Golic, N., Jeney, G., Ljubobratovic, U. (2020). Lactobacillus salivarius BGHO1 and Lactobacillus reuteri BGGO6-55 modify nutritive profile of Artemia franciscana nauplii in a strain ratio, dose and application timing-dependent manner. Animal Feed Science and Technology 259: 114356. DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2019.114356

    Dambrine, C, Huret, M, Woillez, M, Pecquerie, L., Allal, F., Servili, A., dePontual, H. (2020). Contribution of a bioenergetics model to investigate the growth and survival of European seabass in the Bay of Biscay – English Channel area. Ecological Modelling. 423. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109007

    Kruusmaa, M., Gkliva, R., Tuhtan, J.A., Tuvikene, A., Alfredsen, J.A. (2020). Salmon behavioural response to robots in an aquaculture sea cage. R. Soc. open sci. 7191220. DOI:10.1098/rsos.191220

    Nousias, O., Tsakogiannis, A., Duncan, N., Villa, J., Tzokas, K., Estevez, A., Chatziplis, D., Tsigenopoulos, C.S. (2020). Parentage assignment, estimates of heritability and genetic correlation for growth-related traits in meagre Argyrosomus regiusAquaculture 518:734663. DOI:_10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734663 ; Repository link:

    Ljubobratovic, U., Kosanovic, D., Demény, F.Z., Krajcsovics, A., Vukotic, G., Stanisavljevic, N., Golic, N., Jeney, G., Lukic, J. (2020). The effect of live and inert feed treatment with lactobacilli on weaning success in intensively reared pike-perch larvae. Aquaculture 516:734608.

    Monikh, F.A., Chupani, L., Smerkova, K., Bosker, T., Cizar, P., Krzyzanek, V., Richtera, L., Franek, R., Zuskova, E., Skoupy, R., Darbha, G.K., Vijver, M., Valsami-Jones, E., Peijnenburg, W., (2020). Engineered nanoselenium supplemented fish diet: toxicity comparison with ionic selenium and stability against particle dissolution, aggregation and release. Environ. Sci.:Nano 7; 2325-2336. DOI: 10.1039/D0EN00240B

    Loi, B, Papadakis, I.E., Leggieri, F., Papiol, G.G., Vallainc, D. (2020). Ontogeny of the digestive system and eye of reared flathead grey mullet, Mugil cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758), and evaluation of lipid deposition in the liver according to the feeding protocol. Aquaculture 526: 735386. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735386

    Hao, Ruoyi & Pan, Jinfeng & Khalili Tilami, Sarvenaz & Shah, Bakht & Mraz, Jan. (2020). Post‐mortem quality changes of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) during chilled storage from two culture systems. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 101. DOI:10.1002/jsfa.10618. 

    Huyben, D., Rimoldi, S., Ceccotti, C., Montero, D., Betancor, M., Iannini, F., Terova, G.  (2020). Effect of dietary oil from Camelina sativa on the growth performance, fillet fatty acid profile and gut microbiome of gilthead Sea bream (Sparus aurata). PeerJ. 8 e-10430. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.10430

    Betancor, M.B., MacEwan, M.Sprague, X.Gong, D.Montero, L.Han, J.A.Napier, F.Norambuena, M.Izquierdo, D.R.Tocher. (2020). Oil from transgenic Camelina sativa as a source of EPA and DHA in feed for European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). Aquaculture 530:735759. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735759

    Ordóñez-Grande, B., Guerreiro, P.M., Sanahuja, I., Fernández-Alacid, L., Ibarz, A. (2020). Evaluation of an Acute Osmotic Stress in European Sea Bass via Skin Mucus Biomarkers. Animals 10:1546. DOI: 10.3390/ani10091546

    Garcia de la serrana, D., Pérez, M., Nande, M., Hernández-Urcera, J., Pérez, E., Coll-Lladó, C., Hollenbeck, C. (2020). Regulation of growth-related genes by nutrition in paralarvae of the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris). Gene 747:144670. DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2020.144670 .Repository link:


    Kalinowski, C.T., Larroquet, L., Véron, V., Robaina, L., Izquierdo, M.S., Panserat, S., Kaushik, S., Fontagné-Dicharry, S., 2019. Influence of dietary astaxanthin on the hepatic oxidative stress response caused by episodic hyperoxia in rainbow trout. Antioxidants 8(12): 626. DOI:10.3390/antiox8120626

    Sprague, M., Xu, G., Betancor, M.B., Olsen, R.E., Torrissen, O., Glencross, B.D., Tocher, D.R. (2019). Endogenous production of n-3 long-chain PUFA from first feeding and the influence of dietary linoleic acid and the α-linolenic:linoleic ratio in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). British Journal of Nutrition 122(10): 1091-1102. DOI:10.1017/S0007114519001946

    Ruiz, M.A., Betancor, M.B., Robaina, L., Montero, D., Hernández-Cruz, C.M., Izquierdo, M.S., Rosenlund, G., Fontanillas, R., Caballero, M.J. (2019). Dietary combination of vitamin E, C and K affects growth, antioxidant activity, and the incidence of systemic granulomatosis in meagre (Argyrosomus regius). Aquaculture 498: 606-620. DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.08.078. Repository link:

    Ruiz, M.A., Hernández-Cruz, C.M., Caballero, M.J., Fernández-Palacios, H., Saleh, R., Izquierdo, M.S., Betancor, M.B. (2019). Incidence of systemic granulomatosis is modulated by the dietary supplementation of vitamin E and C in meagre (Argyrosomus regius) larvae fed inert microdiets. Aquaculture 506: 139-147. DOI:10.1111/are.13896. Repository link:

    Torno, C., Staats, S., Fickler, A., de Pascual-Teresa, S., Izquierdo, M.S., Rimbach, G., Schulz, C. (2019). Combined effects of nutritional, biochemical and environmental stimuli on growth performance and fatty acid composition of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata). PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216611. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216611

    Toomey, L., Blaha, M., Mauduit, E., Vanina, T., Baratcabal, M., Ledore, Y., Vesala, S., Fontaine, P., Pasquet, A., Lecocq, T. (2019). When behavioural geographic differentiation matters: inter-populational comparison of aggressiveness and group structure in the European perch. Aquaculture International. 27:1177–1191. DOI:10.1007/s10499-019-00343-z ; Repository link:

    Saberioon, M., Cisar, P., Labbe, L., Soucek, P., Pelissier, P. (2019). Spectral imaging application to discriminate different diets of live rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 165:104949. DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2019.104949 ; Repository link:

    Novak, A., Cisar, P., Bruneau, M., Lotton, P., Simon, L. (2019). Localization of sound-producing fish in a water-filled tank. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 146:4842. DOI: 10.1121/1.5138607

    Franek, R., Tichopad, T., Steinbach, C., Xie, X., Lujic, J., Marinovic, Z., Horvath, A., Kaspar, V., Psenicka, M. (2019). Preservation of female genetic resources of common carp through oogonial stem cell manipulation. Cryobiology. 87: 78-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2019.01.016

    Franek, R., Baloch, A.R., Kaspar, V., Saito, T., Fujimoto, T., Arai., Psenicka., M. (2019) Isogenic lines in fish – a critical review. Reviews in Aquaculture. 1-23. DOI:10.1111/raq.12389

    Franek, R., Marinovic, Z., Lujic, J., Urbanyi, B., Fucikova, M., Kaspar, V., Psenicka, M., Horvath, A. (2019). Cryopreservation and transplantation of common carp spermatogonia. PLoS ONE 14(4): e0205481. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0205481

    Sitja-Bobadilla, A., Gil-Solsona, R., Estensoro, I., Piazzon, Carla., Martos-Sitcha, JA., Picard-Sánchez, A., Fuentes, J., Vicente Sancho, J., CalduchGiner, JA., Hernández, F., PérezSánchez, J. (2019). Disruption of gut integrity and permeability contributes to enteritis in a fish-parasite model:a story told from serum metabolomics. Parasites & Vectors. 12:486. DOI:10.1186/s13071-019-3746-7

    Forner-Piquer, I., Fakriadis, I., Mylonas, CC., Piscitelli, F., Di Marzo, V., Maradonna, F., Calduch-Giner, J., Pérez-Sánchez, J.,  Carnevali, O. (2019). Effects of dietary bisphenol A on the reproductive function of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) testes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20:5003. DOI:10.3390/ijms20205003 

    Peixoto, MJ., Ferraz, R., Magnoni, LJ., Pereira, R., Gonçalves, JF., Calduch-Giner, J., Pérez-Sánchez, J., Rodrigo, O. Protective effects of seaweed supplemented diet on antioxidant and immune responses in European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) subjected to bacterial infection. (2019). Scientific Reports. 9:16134. DOI:10.1038/s41598-019-52693-6

    Pérez-Sánchez, J., Naya-Català, F., Soriano, B., Piazzon, MC., Hafez, A., Gabaldón, T., Llorens, C., Sitjà-Bobadilla, A., Calduch-Giner, JA. (2019) Genome Sequencing and Transcriptome Analysis Reveal Recent Species-specific Gene Duplications in the Plastic Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus aurata). Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI:10.3389/fmars.2019.00760 

    Forner-Piquer, I., Mylonas C.C., Fakriadis, I., Papadaki, M., Piscitelli, F., Di Marzo, V., Calduch-Giner, J., Pérez-Sánchez, J., Carnevali, O. (2019). Effects of diisononyl phthalate (DiNP) on the endocannabinoid and reproductive systems of male gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) during the spawning season. Archives of Toxicology. 93, 727-741. DOI:10.1007/s00204-018-2378-6

    Martos-Sitcha, J.A., Sosa, J., Ramos-Valido, D., Bravo, F.J., Carmona-Duarte, C., Gomes, H.L., Calduch-Giner, J.À., Cabruja, E., Vega, A., Ferrer, M.Á., Lozano, M., Montiel-Nelson, J.A., Afonso, J.M., Pérez-Sánchez, J. (2019). Ultra-low power sensor devices for monitoring physical activity and respiratory frequency in farmed fish. Frontiers in Physiology. 10, 667. DOI:10.3389/fphys.2019.00667

    Martos-Sitcha J.A., Simó-Mirabet, P., de las Heras, V., Calduch-Giner, J.À., and Pérez-Sánchez, J.  (2019). Tissue-Specific Orchestration of Gilthead Sea Bream Resilience to Hypoxia and High Stocking Density. Frontiers in Physiology. 10, 840. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00840

    Song, Y., Alami-Durante, H., Skiba-Cassy, S., Marandel, L., Panserat, S. (2019). Higher glycolytic capacities in muscle of carnivorous rainbow trout juveniles after dietary carbohydrate stimulus at first feeding. BMC Nutrition & Metabolism. 16 :77. DOI:10.1186/s12986-019-0408-x 

    Song, X., Marandel, L., Skiba-Cassy, S., Corraze, G., Dupont-Nivet, M., Quillet, E., Geurden, I., Panserat, S. (2018). Regulation by dietary carbohydrates of intermediary metabolism in liver and muscle of two isogenic lines of rainbow trout. Front. Physiol. 9:1579. DOI:10.3389/fphys.2018.01579

    Lukic, J., Vukotic, G., Stanisavljevic, N., Kosanovic, D., Molnar, Z., Begovic, J., Terzic-Vidojevic, A., Jeney, G., Ljubobratovic, U. (2019). Solid state treatment with Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei BGHN14 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus BGT10 improves nutrient bioavailability in granular fish feed. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0219558.


    Riesco, M., Félix, F., Matias, D., Joaquim, S., Suquet, M. and Cabrita, E. (2018). Comparative study on cellular and molecular responses in oyster sperm revealed different susceptibilities to cryopreservation. Aquaculture, 498, pp.223-229. DOI:

    Veron, V., Marandel, L., Liu, J. et al. (2018) DNA methylation of the promoter region of bnip3 and bnip3l genes induced by metabolic programming. BMC Genomics, 19: 677. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-018-5048-4  

    Saberioon, M., Císař, P., Labbé, L., Souček, P., Pelissier, P. and Kerneis, T. (2018). Comparative Performance Analysis of Support Vector Machine, Random Forest, Logistic Regression and k-Nearest Neighbours in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss) Classification Using Image-Based Features. Sensors, 18(4), p.1027.  DOI:  [10.3390/s18041027]

    Saberioon, M. and Císař, P. (2018). Automated within tank fish mass estimation using infrared reflection system. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 150, pp.484-492. DOI: 

    Maouche, A., Curran, E., Goupil, AS., Sambroni, E., Bellaiche, J., Le Gac, F., (2018) New insights into the evolution, hormonal regulation, and spatiotemporal expression profiles of genes involved in the Gfra1/Gdnf and Kit/Kitlg regulatory pathways in rainbow trout testis. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. DOI:

    Marcos-López, M., Calduch-Giner, J.A., Mirimin, L., MacCarthy, E., Rodger, H.D., O'Connor, I., Sitjà-Bobadilla, A., Pérez-Sánchez, J., Piazzon, M.C. (2018) Gene expression analysis of Atlantic salmon gills reveals mucin 5 and interleukin 4/13 as key molecules during amoebic gill disease. Scientific Reports 8:13689  DOI:

    Forner-Piquer, I., Mylonas, C.C., Calduch-Giner, J., Maradonna, F., Gioacchini, G., Allarà, M., Piscitelli, F., Di Marzo, V., Pérez-Sánchez, J., Carnevali, O. (2018) Endocrine disruptors in the diet of male Sparus aurata: Modulation of the endocannabinoid system at the hepatic and central level by Di-isononyl phthalate and Bisphenol A. Environment International. 119, 54-65. DOI:

    Hu, H., Liu, J., Plagnes-Juan, E., Herman, A., Leguen, I., Goardon, L., Geurden, I., Panserat, S., Marandel, L. (2018). Programming of the glucose metabolism in rainbow trout juveniles after chronic hypoxia at hatching stage combined with a high dietary carbohydrate: Protein ratios intake at first-feeding. Aquaculture. 488, 1-8. DOI:

    Pérez-Sánchez, J., Kaushik, S., Corraze, G., Izquierdo, M., Torrecillas, S., Sitjà-Bobadilla, A., Estensoro, I., Piazzon, M.C., Conceição, L.E.C., Calduch-Giner, J., Nácher-Mestre, J., Afonso López, J.M. (2018). Fish Nutrition Research: Recent Advances and Perspectives. CSIC: Spain. Available at:

    Song, X., Marandel, L., Dupont-Nivet, M., Quillet, E., Geurden, I., Panserat, S. (2018) Hepatic glucose metabolic responses to digestible dietary carbohydrates in two isogenic lines of rainbow trout. Biol Open. 7, bio032896. DOI: 


    Glover, K.A., Hansen, T., Besnier, F., Solberg, M.F., Fjelldal, P.G., Eide, A.G.S., Dalvin, S., Nilsen, F. (2017). Cloned and outbred Atlantic salmon display equal parasite dispersion when infected with the salmon louse. Aquaculture. 480. DOI:

    Liu, J., Dias, K., Plagnes-Juan, E., Veron, V., Panserat, S., Marandel, L. (2017). Long-term programming effect of embryonic hypoxia exposure and high-carbohydrate diet at first feeding on glucose metabolism in juvenile rainbow trout. J. Exp. Biol. 220, 3686–3694. DOI:

    Liu, J., Plagnes-Juan, E.,Geurden, I., Panserat, S., Marandel, L. (2017). Exposure to an acute hypoxic stimulus during early life affects the expression of glucose metabolism-related genes at first-feeding in trout. Scientific Reports. 7, 363. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00458-4.

    Ljubobratovic U, Kosanovic D, Vukotic G, Molnar Z, Stanisavljevic N, Ristovic T, Peter G, Lukic J, Jeney G (2017). Supplementation of lactobacilli improves growth, regulates microbiota composition and suppresses skeletal anomalies in juvenile pike-perch (Sander lucioperca) reared in recirculating aquaculture system (RAS): a pilot study. Research in Veterinary Science. 115: 451-462. DOI:

    Magnoni, L., Martos-Sitcha J.A., Queiroz, A., Calduch-Giner, J.A., Magalhães Gonçalves, J.F., Rocha, C.M.R., Abreu, H.T., Schrama, J.W., Ozorio, R.O.A., Pérez-Sánchez, J. (2017). Dietary supplementation of heat-treated Gracilaria and Ulva seaweeds enhanced acute hypoxia tolerance in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata). Biology Open. 6(6). DOI: 10.1242/bio.024299.

    Martos-Sitcha JA, Bermejo-Nogales A, Calduch-Giner JA, Pérez-Sánchez J (2017). Gene expression profiling of whole blood cells supports a more efficient mitochondrial respiration in hypoxia-challenged gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata). Frontiers in Zoology. 14: 34. DOI:


    Estensoro I, Ballester-Lozano G, Benedito-Palos L, Grammes F, Martos-Sitcha JA, Mydland L-T, Calduch-Giner JA, Fuentes J, Karalazos V, Ortiz A, Øverland M, Sitjà-Bobadilla A, Pérez-Sánchez J (2016). Dietary Butyrate Helps to Restore the Intestinal Status of a Marine Teleost (Sparus aurata) Fed Extreme Diets Low in Fish Meal and Fish Oil. PLOSOne, 7(1). DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166564

  • Videos

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    A new video demonstrating how AEFishBIT works from Xènia Pérez Sitjà can be accessed on Vimeo here.

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    A demo of FishBIT from Xènia Pérez Sitjà can be accessed on Vimeo here.


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    Click the link above to learn about SINTEF ACE facilities and some of the great TNA projects that were carried out during AQUAEXCEL2020. These facilities will be available for access in AQUAEXCEL3.0.


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    Click the link above to watch LSAqua protein source for rainbow trout diets. This presentation was given by AQUAEXCEL2020 TNA user Paula Solé Jiménez (LSAqua) at the co-organised AQUAEXCEL2020 / EATiP webinar Aquafeed of the Future on 30 October 2020. 

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    Click the link above to watch a presentation by Asko Ristolainen from Tallinn University of Technology, discussing novel sensors to measure distributed flow in aquaculture sea cages.

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    Click the link above to watch a presentation by Orestis Stavrakidis-Zachou from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, discussing the effects of transfer from cages to tanks on European sea bass. 

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    Click the link above to watch a presentation by Rosa Martinez Álvarez-Castellanos from CTN (Marine Technological Centre), discussing the Smart System for Feeding Control (SICA) to improve the salmon feeding process. 

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    Click the link above to watch a presentation by Asko Ristolainen from Tallinn University of Technology, discussing the effects of a novel underwater robot on fish behaviour and welfare in sea cages.

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    Click the link above to watch a presentation by Panos G. Kalatzis from University of Copenhagen, discussing the use of bacteriophages as antibacterial agents in aquaculture.

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    Click the link above to watch a presentation by Trine Ytrestøyl from Nofima, discussing the development of a best practice for handling of Atlantic salmon smolts.

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    Click the link above to watch a presentation by Costas Tsigenopoulos from Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), discussing the evaluation of the genetic variability and reproduction in meagre broodstocks.


  • Repositories

    DigitalFish repository

    This repository contains data and metadata on isogenic, divergent lines or more generally well characterized fish lines (carp, sea bass, trout, and Atlantic salmon). This data comes from several sources:

    i) already published

    ii) collected through several initiatives (e.g., sequencing projects)

    iii) originated from WP7 and as a result of TNA.

    Examples of specific data included are: 

    1) from the set of INRA trout isogenic lines including from the WP7 additional phenotypic characterization and methylome analysis;

    2) from IMR and UoS salmon isogenic lines which includes, production, growth, maturity, survival,  methylome sequencing of 2-3 salmon isogenic lines and RAD sequencing studies;

    3) from WU and UOS carp isogenic lines, RAD sequencing and meiotic mapping studies;

    4) from IFREMER, sea bass data from quantitative traits measurement such as: survival, growth (weight and length), sex-ratio, muscle fat, fasting resistance, disease resistance, stress coping styles, diversity array studies.

    To access the repository please click here