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Induction of Triploidy and Gynogenesis in Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90420
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09-32
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: 2009
Title: Induction of Triploidy and Gynogenesis in Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R09CN0110
Award Amount: $90,975.00
 

Abstract:

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) exhibit differential growth rates between the sexes, with females growing faster than males.  Sex determination mechanisms have not been elucidated for this species, nor are there any literature reports regarding the induction of sterility through triploidy or attempts at generating uniparental inheritance. The research outlined in this proposal will establish protocols for the induction of gynogenesis and triploidy in cobia.  Specifically we will determine the appropriate methods for suppression of second meiosis in newly fertilized eggs and the protocols needed for inactivating parental sperm DNA.  

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Steven J. Brown
Chairman
2533775858
sjbrown54@gmail.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