The effects of conditioning the American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) with Tetraselmis suecica and cornstarch on the growth, vigor and survival of its larvae
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
John L. Dupuy
Kenneth L. Webb
A comparison of effects of conditioning adult oysters (Crassostrea virginica) with Cornstarch and/or Tetraselmis suecica and raw water were determined on subsequent larval growth, vigor and successful metamorphosis. Possible correlations of lipid content of eggs and larval growth, vigor and metamorphosis was also examined. Results illustrated the effectiveness of Cornstarch when used as a supplemental conditioning agent for producing larvae and spat in greater quantity and of better quality than the other conditioning diets employed. Investigation revealed that lipid content of eggs is an important indicator for larval growth, vigor, set and successful metamorphosis. This dissertation is from the Joint Program Degree from the College of William & Mary and University of Virginia and awarded by the University of Virginia.
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Creekman, Laura Lee, "The effects of conditioning the American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) with Tetraselmis suecica and cornstarch on the growth, vigor and survival of its larvae" (1977). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1627407587.