The eastern oyster is a major aquaculture species in the United States. It has been seriously affected by three major diseases: MSX caused by Haplosporidium nelsoni, Dermo caused by Perkinsus marinus and JOD caused by Roseovarius crassostreae. Each of these three diseases can cause up to 90% mortality of cultured oysters. The development of disease-resistant stocks is a major priority for the oyster research and culture community. The identification and mapping of disease-resistance genes may greatly contribute to our understanding of disease-resistance and lead to significant advances in oyster breeding.
|Effective start/end date||10/1/08 → 9/30/13|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))