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Author Ariakensis, Triploid Suminoe Oysters C. ♦ Harding, Juliana M.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Triploid Eastern Oyster ♦ Shell Height ♦ Crassostrea Virginica ♦ Triploid Suminoe Oyster ♦ Environmental Condition ♦ Abstract Oyster Size ♦ Market Size ♦ Triploid Suminoe ♦ Reasonable Time Frame ♦ Ontogenetic Change ♦ Warmer Month ♦ Oyster Restoration ♦ Diploid Deby Eastern Oyster ♦ Population Ecological Service ♦ Diploid Deby Oyster ♦ Eastern Oyster ♦ Commercial Harvest ♦ Disease Resistant Diploid Eastern Oyster ♦ Shell Height-at-age ♦ Identical Grow ♦ Reproductive Biology ♦ Chesapeake Bay ♦ Fishery Facilitation ♦ Amarketable Product ♦ Water Temperature ♦ Individual Oyster Physiology ♦ Crassostrea Ariakensis ♦ Habitat Production ♦ Deby Strain
Abstract ABSTRACT Oyster size and morphology affect individual oyster physiology, reproductive biology, and habitat production as well as population ecological services and availability for commercial harvest. Options for oyster restoration and fishery facilitation for eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) populations in the Chesapeake Bay include the use of disease resistant diploid eastern oysters (DEBY strain), triploid eastern oysters, and triploid Suminoe oysters (Crassostrea ariakensis) with the objective of providing amarketable product in a reasonable time frame. Shell height-at-age, growth in shell height in relation to environmental conditions, ontogenetic changes in morphology, and changes in biomass for groups of triploid Suminoe, triploid eastern, and diploid DEBY eastern oysters held at identical grow out conditions for the first two years of their lives were evaluated. Triploid Suminoe oysters reached shell heights of 76 mm (market size in Virginia of 3 in) at 1.1 y with triploid eastern oysters and diploid DEBY oysters attaining the same size at 1.2 y and 1.5 y, respectively. Increases in shell height were positively correlated with water temperature and salinity with the largest increases in shell height typically occurring in warmer months.
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