Induction of Triploidy and Gynogenesis in Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$90,975.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
WC133R09CN0110
Award Id:
90420
Agency Tracking Number:
09-32
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
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
075733204
Principal Investigator:
JamesParsons
Senior Vice-President
(253) 863-9463
parsons@troutlodge.com
Business Contact:
StevenBrown
Chairman
(253) 377-5858
sjbrown54@gmail.com
Research Institute:
n/a
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.
 

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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