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Triploid hard clams evaluated for Florida aquaculture

John Scarpa, Ph.D. Shirley Baker, Ph.D. Leslie Sturmer, M.S. Susan Laramore, Ph.D. Eman El-Wazzan, Ph.D. Elise Hoover, M.S. Kerry Weber, M.S.

Virtually sterile three-chromosome-set clams have strong survival, growth rates Graduate student Elise Hoover marks sampled clams for measurement and ploidy analysis. The hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) is the primary aquacultured food species in Florida, USA, with a value of U.S. $19 million in 2007. Recently, the need for a hardier clam strain has become evident,…

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  • John Scarpa, Ph.D.

    John Scarpa, Ph.D.

    Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University
    Center for Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement
    Fort Pierce, Florida 34946 USA

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  • Shirley Baker, Ph.D.

    Shirley Baker, Ph.D.

    University of Florida
    School of Forest Resources and Conservation
    Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
    Gainesville, Florida, USA

  • Leslie Sturmer, M.S.

    Leslie Sturmer, M.S.

    University of Florida
    Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program
    Cedar Key, Florida, USA

  • Susan Laramore, Ph.D.

    Susan Laramore, Ph.D.

    Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University
    Center for Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement
    Fort Pierce, Florida 34946 USA

  • Eman El-Wazzan, Ph.D.

    Eman El-Wazzan, Ph.D.

    1Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University
    Center for Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement
    Fort Pierce, Florida 34946 USA

  • Elise Hoover, M.S.

    Elise Hoover, M.S.

    University of Florida
    School of Forest Resources and Conservation
    Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
    Gainesville, Florida, USA

  • Kerry Weber, M.S.

    Kerry Weber, M.S.

    University of Florida
    School of Forest Resources and Conservation
    Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
    Gainesville, Florida, USA