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PROJECT NUMBER • 2011-730
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SCRC: Development of germ cell transplantation technology for the Australian aquaculture industry

The project was designed to explore the application of surrogate technology as an alternative broodstock system for the Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT). Surrogate technology, also known as germ cell transplantation, uses germ cells from a donor species, in this case SBT, and transplants them into a host...
ORGANISATION:
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
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PROJECT NUMBER • 2009-776
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SCRC: SCRC Honours Scholarship H4.1 Sustaining Australia’s aquaculture competitiveness by developing technological advances in genetics: Discovery of functional genes for commercial traits.(Abigail Elizur; Student Nicole Ertl)

Body colouration, an important survival, mate selection and communication mechanism for animals in the wild, has also significant commercial implications. In aquaculture, a darker body colour in prawns can increase farm profitability by AU$ 2-4 dollar per kilo of prawns. Therefore, there is a strong...
ORGANISATION:
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
Industry
PROJECT NUMBER • 2014-248
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Understanding flesh colour variation in Atlantic salmon: molecular mechanisms and genetic effect

This report describes critical findings and new knowledge on flesh colour variation, from both a genetic and a molecular perspective, in Atlantic salmon in Tasmania. The investigation on flesh colour variation, due to its strong correlation with high seawater temperature, led to new important...
ORGANISATION:
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
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PROJECT NUMBER • 2009-777
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SCRC: SCRC Honours Scholarship H4.2 Australian Farmed Prawns:B2B and B2C: A gender comparison of perceptions of relationship marketing (Dr Leone Cameron; Student Hannah O'Brien)

One of the most important global food sources is seafood, and in particular saltwater seafood. However, while demand is increasing, the supplies of wild caught sources are depleted and there is now an increased need to source seafood species, such as prawns from farmed stocks. Aquaculture has become...
ORGANISATION:
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
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