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Advancing knowledge and acquiring expertise in shellfish research by investigating environmental, neuroendocrine and endocrine control of key stages in oyster aquaculture, using a rhythmic approach

Project description

Improving knowledge of oyster aquaculture

The rapid expansion of marine bivalve aquaculture worldwide increases the demand for hatchery production of seed. However, the lack of physiological synchrony of individuals impedes increased production. The EU-funded NEUROSHELL project will improve the environmental, neuroendocrine and endocrine control of the production phases of bivalves, aiming to promote hatchery production of oysters and science. The multidisciplinary and intersectoral project will implement a daily rhythms method by investigating the impact of daily environmental cycles on reproduction and metamorphosis of larvae into spat. It will also generate a profile of targeted neuroendocrine and endocrine factors at determined stages.

Coordinator

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
Net EU contribution
€ 337 400,64
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
United Kingdom

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Region
Highlands and Islands Lochaber, Skye & Lochalsh, Arran & Cumbrae and Argyll & Bute
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00