The prawns of the genus Macrobrachium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae) with commercial importance: a patentometric view

Shehu L. Akintola, Cristina Olimpia Chávez-Chong, Ricardo Arencibia-Jorge, Olimpia Chong-Carrillo Chong-Carrillo, Marcelo U. García-Guerrero, Layla Michán-Aguirre, Héctor Nolasco-Soria, Fabio Cupul-Magaña, Fernando Vega-Villasante


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol44-issue3-fulltext-19

Abstract


The scientific interest in the genus Macrobrachium was not only from a biological aspect, but also from economic aspect. This paper analyzed the patents identified in several databases using the keyword Macrobrachium. Patents were selected when a species of Macrobrachium was mentioned in main title. The total number of identified patents was 131, of which Chinese authors and institutions have produced more than 90%. Topics addressed refer to culture technologies (41%), nutrition and feeding (26%), reproduction technologies (19%) and pathological diagnosis and treatments (14%). Patents are mainly directed for M. rosenbergii (71%), M. nipponense (28%) and M. superbum (1%). Until now, it has not been attempts to generate patents to American continent species.


Akintola S, Chávez-Chong C, Arencibia-Jorge R, Chong-Carrillo O, García-Guerrero M, Michán-Aguirre L, Nolasco-Soria H, Cupul-Magaña F, Vega-Villasante F. The prawns of the genus Macrobrachium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae) with commercial importance: a patentometric view. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;44(3): 602-609. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol44-issue3-fulltext-19 [Accessed 5 Jul. 2020].
Akintola, S., Chávez-Chong, C., Arencibia-Jorge, R., Chong-Carrillo, O., García-Guerrero, M., Michán-Aguirre, L., Nolasco-Soria, H., Cupul-Magaña, F., & Vega-Villasante, F. (2017). The prawns of the genus Macrobrachium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae) with commercial importance: a patentometric view. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 44(3), 602-609. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol44-issue3-fulltext-19