• Potential of genomic selection for improvement of resistance to ostreid herpesvirus in Pacific oyster

    18 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    In genomic selection , genome‐wide SNP markers are used to generate genomic estimated breeding values for selection candidates. The application of GS in shellfish looks promising and has the potential to help in dealing with one of the main issues currently affecting Pacific oyster production worldwide, which is the ‘summer mortality syndrome'. This causes periodic mass mortality in farms worldwide and has mainly been attributed to a specific variant of the ostreid herpesvirus. In the current study, we evaluated the potential of genomic selection for host resistance to OsHV‐1 in...
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