USDA's Agricultural Research Service Joins Effort to Boost Oyster Production
Dina Proestou, a research geneticist with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center, has joined a team of 14 shellfish geneticists who are working to advance oyster breeding along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
Oysters are critical to many U.S. waterways because they help improve water quality as they filter their food from the water. The team of shellfish geneticists are hoping to develop new methods to accelerate selective breeding and expand it to new regions along the East Coast...
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