Development of genetic markers to assess disease resistance in the eastern oyster

2012-06-06T16:26:53Z (GMT) by Steven Roberts
<p>Project Completion Report submitted to USDA-NRAC (2008)</p> <p>Project Title: “Development of genetic markers to assess disease resistance in the eastern oyster”</p> <p>Reporting Period: February 2005 – January 2008 Funding Level: $128,486</p> <p> </p> <p>Project Objectives:<br>1. To demonstrate seed originating from local wild oysters, that have experienced heavy disease (Dermo) pressure, could significantly contribute to the development of disease resistance in cultured oysters.</p> <p>2. To genetically characterize regional oysters <em>(C. virginica</em>) that are putatively resistant (more tolerant) to Dermo, in order to development genetic markers and to better understand mechanism involved in immunity.</p> <p>3. To communicate with northeastern hatchery operations and help them to identify local, potentially Dermo resistant broodstocks.</p>