URI Researchers Awarded Grants to Study Oyster Genetics, Breeding, Diseases
Several scientists at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded grants to study oyster genetics, breeding and diseases as part of a region-wide effort to support the growing oyster aquaculture industry in the Northeast and assist efforts to restore wild oyster populations.
“Wild and farmed oysters are facing major threats from water quality and disease,” Marta Gomez-Chiarri, a URI professor of animal science who has studied oyster diseases in Narragansett Bay for more than 20 years, said in a press release. “Even though local water quality has improved in ...
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