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Title: CARP Sex Determination
Id: 2098
Investigator(s): Jawahar Patil
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart [details]

Description: The Murray-Darling Basin Commitee is supporting the Pest Animal Control Cooperative Research Centre and its research partner CSIRO Marine Research to undertake the $3m daughterless carp project. The project falls within the Commission's ambitious Native fish strategy, designed to increase the levels of native fish in the Basin's waterways from a current low of 10% of the estimated level at European settlement to 60% over a 50-year period. Initially, the 'daughterless carp' project concentrates of proving the concept that a population can be reduced by introduction of exclusively male-bearing fish. The research is at very early stage and is using a model species, Gambusia (mosquito fish) in the first instance. The proposed Ph.D. program involves baseline research on the sexual development of carp, which will provide important inputs to the next phase of the project. Expected to investigate aspects of: - Morphological development of gonods in carp - Effect of temperature on sex ratios - Expression profile of candidate genes and their potential role in sex differentiation / determination - Isolation and charaterisation of primodial gonad stem cells
Years: 2004 to 2006

There are no surveys directly linked to this project.

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