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Title:

Seafood CRC: prevention and control of maturation to address multiple key abalone production constraints

Project Number:

2010-767

Organisation:

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Hobart

Principal Investigator:

Natasha Botwright

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$131,147.83

Program(s):

Industry

Seafood CRC: prevention and control of maturation to address multiple key abalone production constraints

Final Report
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Date Published:September 2017

Objectives

1. To establish molluscan specific neuropeptide databases that will underpin abalone maturation tissue studies

2. Develop reliable sample collection, preservation, laboratory processing of abalone maturation tissues to ensure optimal analyses by mass spectrometry

3. To undertake mass spectroscopy and bioinformatic analyses of samples to map neuropeptides throughout the maturation cycle in different tissues and stages of maturation

4. Select candidates that may be useful for prevention and control of maturation for validation

5. Select candidates responsible for influencing decreased gamete condition and spawning success over successive seasons

6. Undertake development of a non-destructive sampling technique for monitoring of animal responses to experimental intervention strategies