Genetic Basis of Growth Improvement in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss) Using Plant-Based Diets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2003-33610-13074
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-00519
Amount: $64,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.O.Box 1290, Sumner, WA, 98390
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Parsons
 Vice President Tech. Svcs.
 (253) 863-9463
Business Contact
 James Barfoot
Title: President
Phone: (253) 863-0446
Research Institution
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Growth in farmed rainbow trout can depend on heritable traits that dictate how fish respond to particular diets. Farmers need more information on identifying growth traits using DNA marker analysis, enabling them to select fish with desirable growth characteristics. Success in this project will define appropriate selection methods for improving growth in rainbow trout using plant based diets, ascertain the effectiveness of microsatellite DNA marker analysis for pedigree assignment in a commercial aquaculture setting, and establish the groundwork for marker-assisted selection programs for these traits in rainbow trout.

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