Evaluation of American oyster stocks for resource rehabilitation: Disease resistance and genetics (Maryland portion)

Principal Investigator:

Kennedy T. Paynter, Jr.

Start/End Year:

1995 - 1999


University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal Investigator:

Donald Meritt, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science



To identify genetic differences among geographically separate C. virginica populations. To correlate genetic differences or markers among those populations with differences in disease susceptibility or resistance.

Related Publications:

Malek, J; Breitburg, D.. 2016. Effects of air-exposure gradients on spatial infection patterns of Perkinsus marinus in the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms118(2):139 -151. doi:10.3354/dao02964. UM-SG-RS-2016-04.

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