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Arrested development: The molecular and endocrine basis of flatfish metamorphosis

Objective

Flatfish species form a major focus of the diversification of European marine aquaculture industry. However, production has been severely hampered by biological problems in larval rearing. This project focuses on solving the major problem of arrested metamorphosis, in order to reliably control the resulting juvenile quality and production quantity. This will be achieved by addressing key questions regarding the morphological, endocrine and molecular basis of metamorphosis in the Atlantic halibut as a model species.

The ultimate goal of the project is therefore to strengthen European aquaculture of marine flatfish species, an important emerging industry in many rural areas, by facilitating the production of fully functional juveniles.

Objectives
The high incidence of metamorphic abnormalities represents a serious impediment to the successful aquaculture of marine flatfish by limiting the cost-effectiveness of the juvenile production industry.

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UNIVERSITY OF GÖTEBORG
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Medicinaregatan 18
GÖTEBORG
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