Olhão, Portugal, April 22, 2020. The semi-annual meeting of the innovative Tools4Breed Project took place today in Olhão, on the coast of the Algarve in southern Portugal.
The project, officially named 'Tools4Breed - Challenge tests and genetic for Perkinsus as a tool for Rudipates decussatus selective breeding', is led by Oceano Fresco in partnership with the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), two institutions renowned in sea-related research.
The Tools4Breed project aims to validate and implement efficient challenge tests that can be used in Oceano Fresco's massive breeding program for Ruditapes decussatus while not compromising the biological reproductive abilities of the individuals, as well as to find new biomarkers for Perkinsus resistance to be used as a selection tool in the program.
This project is co-financed by Portugal's Fundo Azul ("Blue Fund"), managed by the country's Directorate-General for Maritime Policy (DGPM) as part of a sustainable development strategy for the sea economy.
Semi-annual meeting of the project 'Tools4Breed' at Olhão, Portugal.