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Combined genetic and functional genomic approaches for stress and disease resistance marker-assisted selection in fish and shellfish

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Dutch title: Gecombineerde genetische en functionele genomische benaderingen voor mer ker ondersteunde selectie van stress en ziekteresistentie in vis en schaaldieren
Reference no: 513692
Acronym: Aquafirst
Period: November 2004 till June 2008
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Aquaculture; Disease resistance; Fish; Selective breeding; Shellfish
Geographical term: Belgium [Marine Regions]

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  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), more, co-ordinator
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling Dierenecologie en -systematiek; Diversiteit en Systematiek van Dieren, more, partner

AQUAFIRST seeks to identify genes associated with stress and disease resistance in fish and molluscs to provide a physiological and genetic basis for marker-assisted selective breeding. It builds on earlier EU funded projects: BRIDGEMAP, BASSMAP and STRESSGENES. To counter poor growth performance, impaired reproduction and increased susceptibility to disease, growers have increasingly used antibiotics and drugs. The development of selective breeding programmes using genetic markers offers a means to reduce, if not eliminate, the use of antibiotics.

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