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Estimation of genetic parameters for seabass

Project information

Grant agreement ID: Q5CR-2002-71720

  • Start date

    1 March 2003

  • End date

    28 February 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 074 649

  • EU contribution

    € 534 805

Coordinated by:

PANITTICA PUGLIESE SPA

Italy

Objective

HERITABOLUM deals with the quantitative genetics of the sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, a species chosen for its major economic importance in all participating countries. None of the European countries presently rearing sea bass and gathered today in this project could expect funds to support a national breeding program as it was the case, 20 years ago, for salmon in Norway or in USA.

Therefore, they have decided to commit their resources in a common European project to produce the scientific and technical data needed for efficient breeding programs i.e. the estimation of the genetics parameters for the major traits of commercial interest (heritability, correlation, genetic-environment interaction, dominance effect, etc.).

The present operation IS NOT a breeding program. It aims at providing a reliable basic information allowing any industry to set up its own breeding program on a sound objective basis and according to their goals and economic constraints.

Coordinator

PANITTICA PUGLIESE SPA

Address

Strada Communale Del Procaccio 11
Torre Canne Di Fasano (Br)

Italy

Participants (7)

ARDAG RED SEA MARICULTURE LTD

Israel

IFREMER - DRV/RA

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE (INRA)

France

SYNDICAT DES SELECTIONNEURS AVICOLES ET AQUACOLES FRANÇAIS

France

UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

Greece

UNIVERSITÀ DI UDINE

Italy

VIVEIRO VILANOVA S.A.

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: Q5CR-2002-71720

  • Start date

    1 March 2003

  • End date

    28 February 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 074 649

  • EU contribution

    € 534 805

Coordinated by:

PANITTICA PUGLIESE SPA

Italy