Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Louisiana
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Louisiana Project

Develop genomic markers to select stressor tolerant oysters

January 2022 - January 2024


Participating Agencies

  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Increased interest in restoration and production of a key ecosystem engineer, the eastern oyster, has led to significant investment and interest in identifying broodstock useful to develop populations with tolerance to specific stressors they may experience across different estuaries. This project, in collaboration with geneticists, and other researchers, seeks to identify genetic biomarkers that can be used to develop genetic breeding values for oyster broodstocks to select them for specific tolerances.