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Genetics of PKD resistance in rainbow trout - FC0929

Summary Objective:
The project will identify the levels of genetic resistance to PKD, a major fish parasite that can cause high mortality in young trout and is a major cause of lost production in trout farms on affected rivers and streams.

Key Customer Purpose:
To enhance the sustainability of trout farming and improve fish welfare by facilitating disease prevention and treatment. This project will assess the potential to develop a selective breeding programme to produce rainbow trout strains resistant to PKD.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2006

Cost: £58,386
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Stirling
CARD (Committee for Aquaculture R&D)              
Fish Disease              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture