Develop genomic markers to select stressor tolerant oysters
January 2022 - January 2024
- 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.