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A functional genomic approach to measuring stress in fish aquaculture

Project information

Grant agreement ID: Q5RS-2001-02211

  • Start date

    1 November 2001

  • End date

    31 January 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 647 496

  • EU contribution

    € 1 913 932

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

Objective

The primary objective of this study is to develop whole animal gene expression profiles to identify candidate genes which are associated with resistance to various stressors in rainbow trout. Information obtained from genomic expression profiles of stressed fish is a necessary base for further development of a marker-assisted selection strategy.

The primary goal will be achieved by utilising DNA micro-array technology together with whole animal physiology to address several subsidiary objectives:
1-The gene expression profiles of selected tissues will be determined in fish exposed to standardised stressors.
2. Genes whose expression is linked to adaptation response to stress will be identified.
3. The difference in gene expression profiles between selected trout, which display a divergent trait (stress responsiveness, growth, salinity adaptation) will be used to identify potential candidate markers of genotypic variation in stress responsiveness.

The work programme is divided into three phases.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Campus De Beaulieu BÂTiment 16
Rennes

France

Participants (5)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY

Ireland

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

UPPSALA UNIVERSITY

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: Q5RS-2001-02211

  • Start date

    1 November 2001

  • End date

    31 January 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 647 496

  • EU contribution

    € 1 913 932

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France