Project Number: 6028-31630-007-01
Start Date: Oct 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2016
Our approaches are two-fold: 1) Families of hybrid striped bass will be reared in communal ponds for a set duration to determine the performance of different families. After which, various tissues from the fastest and slowest growing fish will be collected and samples will be sent to Cooperator for gene expression analysis. 2) Families of hybrid striped bass will be challenged with Flavobacterium columnare. Tissues from naïve fish, moribund fish, and surviving fish will be isolated and sent to Cooperator for gene expression analysis.