R/ODR-21

Characterizing the performance of the Suminoe Oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis, in Maryland waters

Principal Investigator:

Kennedy T. Paynter, Jr.

Start/End Year:

2003 - 2006

Institution:

University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Biology

Co-Principal Investigator:

Donald Meritt, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Standish K. Allen, Virginia Institute Of Marine Studies

Topic(s):

Description:

Compare the growth, disease acquisition, mortality and potential reef structure creation of sterile triploid Crassostrea ariakensis and sterile tripoid C. virginica at four sites in the Chesapeake Bay.

Related Publications:

Hare, MP; Allen, SK; Bloomer, P; Camara, MD; Carnegie, RB; Murfree, J; Luckenbach, M; Meritt, D; Morrison, C; Paynter, K; Reece, KS; Rose, CG. 2006. A genetic test for recruitment enhancement in Chesapeake Bay oysters, Crassostrea virginica, after population supplementation with a disease tolerant strain. Conservation Genetics7(5):717 -734. doi:10.1007/s10592-005-9108-3. UM-SG-RS-2006-07.

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