Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2014: $61,742.00
Projected End Date: 10/31/2018
Grant Recipient: University of Maine
Analysis of genetic variation at the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I indicates there is no differentiation between blister worm populations, worldwide. It is unlikely that natural dispersal alone can account for this lack of differentiation; rather, our results are consistent with the hypothesis that human-mediated introductions (including aquaculture-based movement of shellfish hosts) have led to genetic homogeneity across large geographic distances for this pest polychaete species.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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This product is associated with the project "Best management practices for the control of blister worm on oyster farms"