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problems with peritrichs 

This project is currently supported by two grants from Virginia Sea Grant and a Fisheries Resource Grant. The overall goal was to identify and quantify specific stalked ciliates that are causing these infections of oyster seed, and identify the seasonality of stalked ciliate infestations. With this we hope to follow up with a Phase II to determine the tolerance of small and large seed to treatment concentrations of proposed control solutions. After we determine tolerance, we will test treatments for seed in bottle and nursery systems to determine which treatment is the most effective.

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Funding support
Virginia Sea Grant
Fisheries Reso
urce Grant

Project team
Sam Glover, R&D Manager, Oyster Seed Holdings, Inc.
Michael Congrove, President, Oyster Seed Holdings, Inc.
Stan Allen, R&D Coordinator, Oyster Seed Holdings

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objectives

1. Identify and quantify specific stalked ciliates that are causing these infections of oyster seed.

2. Identify the seasonality of stalked ciliate infestations.

approach
1. Sampling
2. Identification Analysis

FULL BLOG

Read our In-depth blog about this R&D Project and our findings here: Problems with Peritrichs

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