Functions of the eyestalk CHH family neuropeptide genes in the shrimp: use of RNA interference to silence genes that suppress reproduction
Dr Chan, Siu Ming (Principal investigator)
neuropeptide genes, shrimp
Marine Biology,Gene Regulation
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
To prepare double stranded RNA for several potentially useful genes isolated from shrimp; to introduce double stranded RNA to shrimp by various approaches; to monitor the knock down expression of the gene and study the RNAi effects on the expression of other target genes; to perform in vivo injection of dsRNA for genes that suppress gonad and monitor reproductive promotion.