Genetic characterisation and the influence of aquaculture on native European seabass populations in Cyprus

Project info
Description: 

The aim of this project is to use genetic markers to investigate the genetic profile of the wild seabass population in Cyprus and determine how they compare genetically to other Mediterranean populations. The frequency of cultured fish in the wild and the potential for interactions between wild and cultured fish will be examined using the genetic profiles of both wild fish and current aquaculture populations. Biological data on the wild population will also be collected to confirm the possibility of interbreeding between the two groups. Cyprus offers a unique opportunity to study such interactions due to the limited number of hatcheries producing seabass locally, the small size of the wild population and the potential for genetic differentiation from other Mediterranean populations.

Coordinating Institute: 
Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
Time Frame
Begin of project (Year): 
2011
End of project (Year): 
2014
Financing
Funding Source: 
Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) of Cyprus
Total Budget (€): 
130.926,00
Budget for IMBBC (€): 
14.986,00
Involved persons from IMBBC
NameRoleResponsibilities
Role: 
Scientific Responsible
Responsibilities: 
Microsatellite Genotyping and Genetic Assignment
Name: 
Vasso Terzoglou
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
Genotyping
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
Genotyping

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