Rutgers Shellfish Breeding Program Enters the Genomic Era

The Rutgers shellfish breeding program, an ongoing project supported by the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fishery Service, is testing a high-density DNA chip for genomic selection, which is expected to greatly reduce the breeding cycle and increase selection efficiency.

“Oysters are important marine resources for the economic wellbeing of coastal communities,” said Ximing Guo, a Distinguished Professor in the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the lead PI of the project. “They are also essential for the ecological health of our estuaries such as Delaware Bay.”

Full article at Rutgers Today