From Germs to Mammals in Aqua
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Genetics of Aquatic Organisms (GenAqua)

Call for Special Issue: “Cryopreservation of Aquatic Genetic Resources”


The conservation of genetic resources is of paramount importance for the future, but unfortunately, they are diminishing due to various factors such as inbreeding depression, genetic drift, introgressive hybridization, etc. Animal genetic resources, in particular, are at risk of extinction, and aquatic organisms, which constitute a significant portion of these resources, have not been adequately conserved, resulting in the extinction or threatened status of many species. In the context of conserving aquatic animal life, cryopreservation biotechnology has emerged as a crucial tool. This academic note aims to highlight the urgent need to conserve aquatic genetic resources and emphasizes the importance of cryopreservation biotechnology in achieving this goal.

Cryopreservation is an indispensable tool for conserving aquatic genetic resources, which is achieved through reproductive biotechnologies. It also plays a vital role in restoring the original strain, population, or variety after environmental restoration.

This Special Issue of Genaqua serves as a platform for researchers who are interested in cryopreservation-related topics, such as spermatozoa, oocytes, primordial germ cells (PGCs), somatic cells, blastomeres, and embryos of aquatic genetic resources. The aim of this issue is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and research findings in this field including topics below:

  • Cryopreservation
  • Chilled storage
  • Conservation
  • Cryobanking
  • Germ Cell
  • Reproduction
  • Endangered Aquatic Species

This issue welcomes original articles and reviews that discuss any of these topics, providing an overview of current best practices in the field and highlighting potential issues and challenges for future research development.


Paper Submission Opening: May 1, 2023

Submission Deadline: December 5, 2023

Special Issue Editor Guest Editor
İskenderun Technical University University of Molise
Faculty of Marine Science and Technology Department of Agricultural,
İskenderun, Hatay, Türkiye Environmental and Food Sciences
  Campobasso, Italy


Manuscript Submission Information

GENAQUA is a peer-reviewed, international, open access journal that is indexed in SCOPUS and published by the Central Fisheries Research Institute of Türkiye. Manuscripts can be submitted online at

When submitting, authors should select "Special Issue" from the “Manuscript Type” section. The journal welcomes research articles, review articles, and short communications. For planned papers, authors may send a title and short abstract (about 100 words) to the Editorial Office for announcement on the journal website. Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). They should be well formatted and written in good English. A guide for authors and other relevant information for manuscript submission can be found on the Instructions for Authors page.

Upon acceptance, papers will be published continuously in the journal as soon as they are accepted and will be listed together in the special issue section of the journal website.