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.
Virginia Sea Grant
Fisheries Resource Grant
Sam Glover, R&D Manager, Oyster Seed Holdings, Inc.
Michael Congrove, President, Oyster Seed Holdings, Inc.
Stan Allen, R&D Coordinator, Oyster Seed Holdings
1. Identify and quantify specific stalked ciliates that are causing these infections of oyster seed.
2. Identify the seasonality of stalked ciliate infestations.
2. Identification Analysis
Read our In-depth blog about this R&D Project and our findings here: Problems with Peritrichs