Accelerating Growth Rates in Tilapia using CRISPR-CAS9 Technology
Research project 14
Project researcher: Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan

Somatic growth in fish, as in other vertebrates, is a very complex phenomenon affected by many hormones and factors.

Genetic factors, extrinsic factors—such as the nutritional status—and various hormones have a regulatory function. Hormones with an established role in the regulation of growth include pituitary growth hormone (GH), thyroid hormones, insulin and sex steroids.

We aim here to increase the somatic growth of tilapia, the primary farmed fish in Israel, by creating novel strains that will grow faster.

Research project 14 - Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan

Couple of male and female Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus

מחקר מס' 14 – פרופ' ברטה לבבי-סיוון
Injection to tilapia follicle in HUJI site in Rehovot
Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan

Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan
Project researcher

Animal Sciences, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Email: berta.sivan@mail.huji.ac.il

Phone: +972-8-9489988

Website: Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan

Research areas:
Fish Reproduction

Research partners:

Nadav Neumann

Nadav Neumann
MSc student

Institution:
Animal Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Hadar Mor

Hadar Mor
MSc student

Institution:
Animal Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Naama_Mizrahi

Naama Mizrahi
PhD student

Institution:
Animal Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

עומר כהן

Omer Cohen
MSc student

Institution:
Animal Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.