Characterization of the Adaptive Potential of Lake Michigan Chinook Salmon to Resist Disease in the Presence of Environmental Stressors

Grant: # 0966

Grant Amount: $373,152.00

Board Decision Year: 2008

Western Fisheries Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey - Fish Health Section (Seattle)

Fish Health Section

Elliott, Diane ( (206) 526-6591

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-C - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Details

The project characterized the genetic basis for survival following Renibacterium salmoninarum (Rs) infection in a Lake Michigan population of Chinook (Chk) salmon. Plasticity of Rs survival were evaluated in the presence of a model environmental variable. A second project goal was to validate biomarkers associated with disease prognosis. Results provided insight into the ability of Lake Michigan Chk to respond and adapt to Rs and will form the foundation for future studies aimed at identifying genes.


Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
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