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Eastern oysters from Rutgers Haskin NEH® strain

A consortium of 14 shellfish geneticists from twelve East Coast universities and government agencies, led by HSRL of Rutgers University, has won a five-year grant for $4.4 million from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to develop new tools to accelerate selective breeding efforts to support oyster aquaculture. Using these approaches, consortium scientists expect to accelerate the pace of genetic improvement by identifying genes responsible for desirable traits, such as disease tolerance. Improved broodstock will then be made available to commercial hatcheries. See the full article for more information.



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