ocean pout


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ocean pout

n.
A marine fish (Zoarces americanus) of the northwest Atlantic Ocean, having an eel-like body. Also called muttonfish.
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Noun1.ocean pout - common along northeastern coast of North Americaocean pout - common along northeastern coast of North America
eelpout, pout - marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas
genus Macrozoarces, Macrozoarces - a genus of Zoarcidae
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The company combined growth hormones from Chinook salmon and a gene from the ocean pout, an eel-like species, to cause the new salmon to produce growth hormones year-round instead of only in spring and summer.
The gene construct consists of two parts, namely 1) a growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon, and 2) a promoter gene from another fish, called ocean pout which switches on the growth gene all-year round instead of only during warm weather.
The Food and Drug Administration has spent 20 years reviewing an application for a faster-growing Atlantic salmon enhanced with genes from a chinook salmon and the eel-like ocean pout.
AquAdvantage, the fast-growing fish at the center of the controversy in the United States, is an Atlantic salmon that contains a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon and has been given a gene from the ocean pout, an eel-like fish.
aspx) AquAdvantage salmon , is a farmed Atlantic salmon that contains a growth hormone gene from the chinook salmon and a genetic switch from the ocean pout that keeps the transplanted gene continuously active.
These fish have a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon (native to the North Pacific) and an anti-freeze protein gene from another fish, the ocean pout (native to the Northwest Atlantic).
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to decide on the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) nonplant food source for human consumption--a proposal by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty to sell sterile eggs of a salmon with genetic material from the Chinook salmon and the ocean pout inserted for fast growth.
Scientists in the United Kingdom are rejecting the proposed use of a synthetically produced "is a replica of a naturally occurring one that Unilever has copied from the ocean pout, a fish that lives in the extremely cold waters of the bottom of the Northern Atlantic Ocean.

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