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New Technology for Breeding Superior Tetraploid and Triploid Eastern Oysters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-00359
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.7
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
4CS BREEDING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
605 COMMONWEALTH AVE Strathmere, NJ 08248-9998
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: New Technology for Breeding Superior Tetraploid and Triploid Eastern Oysters
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2011-00359
Award Amount: $97,655.00
 

Abstract:

We presently manage the production of tetraploid oyster broodstock which is used by hatcheries along the Eastern seaboard to produce triploid oysters(triploid oysters are sterile and grow faster and larger than diploid oysters). Our tetraploid broodstock is not resistant to Dermo, a disease that frequently kills many eastern oysters. The research supported in this project will allow us to produce tetraploids in one generation. We will utilize diploid oysters, which have been bred for resistancy to Dermo, crossed with our tetraploids. The result should be tetraploid oysters that are resistant to Dermo. These tetraploids will become the broodstock for use by hatcheries to produce Dermo resistant triploids, thus combining the advantages of both technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Rossi
President
509-425-2475
trossi@4cshellfish.com

Business Contact:

Tom Rossi
President
609-425-2475
trossi@4cshellfish.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

4CS BREEDING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
605 COMMONWEALTH AVE Strathmere, NJ 08248-9998

EIN/Tax ID: 223553526
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No