Alternative Title

Oyster Breeding Manual

Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

The oyster breeding program in the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center (ABC) began in 1997 following an initiative by the Virginia General Assembly, stemming from the need to address the endemic problems of MSX- and Dermo-disease in oysters and the concomitant decline in natural fisheries . From the outset, the solution seemed to be creating domesticated lines of oysters to withstand these diseases, or to introduce new ones . Both activities have been centerpieces to ABC’s program . In so doing, the building blocks of an aquaculture industry, i .e . animals that not only survive but thrive in diseased waters under commercial culture conditions, were developed and industry growth has followed (more..)

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25773/47zg-sh22

Keywords

Oyster culture -- Genetic aspects; Oyster culture--Research

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