Functions of the eyestalk CHH family neuropeptide genes in the shrimp: use of RNA interference to silence genes that suppress reproduction


Grant Data
Project Title
Functions of the eyestalk CHH family neuropeptide genes in the shrimp: use of RNA interference to silence genes that suppress reproduction
Principal Investigator
Dr Chan, Siu Ming   (Principal investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2005-09-01
Completion Date
2008-08-31
Amount
1362914
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
neuropeptide genes, shrimp
Discipline
Marine Biology,Gene Regulation
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7482/05M
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2005/2006
Status
Completed
Objectives
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.