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Genetic Improvement of White Bass Broodstocks for Production of Superior Hybrid…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
37738
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
37738
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aquafuture, Inc.
15 Industrial Blvd. Turners Falls, MA 01376
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Genetic Improvement of White Bass Broodstocks for Production of Superior Hybrid Striped Bass
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed project seeks to identify superior strains and families of white bass for aquacultureby evaluating the progeny of three wild strains collected from a broad geographic range. Thecollections will be designed to evaluate the performance of genetically distinct strains. In orderto control for the effect of family differences, five families will be collected from each of thestrains and their performance will be compared and evaluated. The strains will be reared intriplicate in a recirculating aquaculture facility under the same environmentally controlledconditions for twenty four weeks. Comparisons will be made between strains for the followingperformance characteristics: growth rate, uniformity of growth, feed conversion efficiency,survival, and dress-out percentage. Representatives of individual families and strains will beidentified by DNA microsatellite analysis (genetic tags) using primer pairs developed for Moronespecies. Genetic tags will permit identification of the largest fish by their parentage before theyare selected at the end of the project for potential future breeding. As a control, a subset of eachfamily will be individually PIT tagged, and their performance will serve as a comparison to thegenetically identified and selected largest fish.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. scott lindell
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Aquafuture, Inc.
15 Industrial Blvd. Turners Falls, MA 01376

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