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Production of sexually sterile bivalve molluscs - FC0207

R&D Summary Objectives:- Assess the potential for producing a sterile seed of non-indigenous bivalves by genetic manipulation, develop reliable sterile spat production methods and monitor the viability of adults produced. Key customer purpose:- Through the secure production of sterile clam stock allay the fears of conservation groups concerned about the culture of non indigenous species and thus encourage the cultivation industry.
1. To assess the potential of producing sterile seed of non-indigenous bivalve species by techniques of induced polyploidy. 2. To develop methods for the reliable production of sterile (triploid) seed which would be environmentally acceptable for cultivation. 3. To assess the viability and sterility of adult triploid bivalves
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1992

To: 1995

Cost: £133,184
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fish Farming              
Sustainable Production              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture