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Induction and Utilization of Tetraploidy in Atlantic Salmon as a Reliable…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80799
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DG133R06CN0165
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Troutlodge, Inc.
12000 MCCUTCHEON RD Bonney Lake, WA 98391-8114
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Induction and Utilization of Tetraploidy in Atlantic Salmon as a Reliable Method for Producing Sterile Autotriploid Stock
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R06CN0165
Award Amount: $75,495.00
 

Abstract:

The use of sterile, triploid Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) has been suggested by many to be a means of mitigating the perceived genetic impacts of escaped animals on their wild counterparts. The US Atlantic salmon industry has been slow to adopt this technology, apparently due to reduced performance under stress of conventionally made (de novo) triploids. We propose to develop techniques to produce tetraploid Atlantic salmon (individuals with four sets of chromosomes). These individuals can then be reared to maturity and crossed with diploid salmon to reliably produce all triploid offspring. In recent research programs using similar methods in rainbow trout, these autotriploids have performed better than their diploid counterparts. A consistently reliable method of producing sterile triploid salmon will have both political and economic benefits for salmon aquaculture.

Principal Investigator:

James E. Parsons
Senior Vice President
2538639463
parsons@troutlodge.com

Business Contact:

James Barfoot
President
2538630446
jbafoot1@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Troutlodge, Inc.
P.O. Box 1290 Sumner, WA 98390

EIN/Tax ID: 910765447
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No