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Genetic sex reversal of rainbow trout

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2012-00223
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.7
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003497
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: 2012
Title: Genetic sex reversal of rainbow trout
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2012-00223
Award Amount: $84,329.00
 

Abstract:

A majority of rainbow trout produced in the US are derived from all-female stocks due to improved harvest traits and efficiency over mixed sex stocks. The development of all-female stocks currently relies on the use of the testosterone derivative 17 & #945; & #8722;methyltestosterone, however the long term use of this method is not guaranteed as regulations governing the use of the substance are becoming more stringent. Troutlodge Inc. in cooperation with researchers at Washington State University, has isolated rare XX individuals that develop as functional males. The sex ratio of progeny produced by these rare individuals indicates an autosomal recessive mutation causing the maleness. We will test the feasibility and functionality of using these individuals as a new method of production of all female lines without the use of hormones. Fine mapping in an attempt to identify the specific sex-reversal locus would occur in Phase II of the grant.

Principal Investigator:

Kyle E. Martin
Research Geneticist
253-826-0145
kyle@troutlodge.com

Business Contact:

Kyle E. Martin
Research Geneticist
253-826-0145
kyle@troutlodge.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TROUTLODGE INC
12000 MCCUTCHEON RD Bonney Lake, WA 98391-8114

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