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Research Project: Genetic Improvement Of Marine Fish and Shellfish

Location: National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Freshwater, landlocked Grand Lake strain of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) as a potential genetic source of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids synthesis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Colombo, S., Emam, M., Peterson, B.C., Hall, J., Burr, G.S., Zhang, Z., Rise, M. 2021. Freshwater, landlocked Grand Lake strain of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) as a potential genetic source of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids synthesis. Frontiers in Marine Science. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.641824/full.

Survival and transcriptomic responses to differen perkinsus marinus exposure mentiods in and eastern oyster family - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sullivan, M., Proestou, D.A. 2021. Survival and transcriptomic responses to differen perkinsus marinus exposure mentiods in and eastern oyster family. Aquaculture. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0044848621004944?via%3Dihub.

Exceptional genome-wide copy number variation in the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Modak, T., Litterman, R., Puritz, J., Johnson, K., Roberts, E., Proestou, D.A., Guo, X., Gomez-Chiarri, M., Schwartz, R. 2021. Exceptional genome-wide copy number variation in the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. https://doi.org/royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rstb.2020.0164.

Eastern oyster transcriptomic response to different Perkinsus marinus exposure methods and infection intensities - (Abstract Only)

The role of mitochondrial and lysosomal permeabilization in eastern oyster apoptotic response to Perkinsus marinus - (Abstract Only)

Effect of Proplex-DY and Proplex-T on growth performance of Atlantic salmon smolts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Genetic improvement of North American Atlantic salmon and the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Burr, G.S., Pietrak, M.R., Proestou, D.A. 2020. Genetic improvement of North American Atlantic salmon and the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 82:321-330.

Efffects of handling methods on cortisol response and reproductive performance to produce hybrid catfish fry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Chatakondi, N.G. 2020. Efffects of handling methods on cortisol response and reproductive performance to produce hybrid catfish fry. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 82:153-158.

From sequence to consequence: Genomic selection to expand and improve selective breeding for the eastern oyster - (Abstract Only)

Measuring the apoptotic response to Perkinsus Marinus in the eastern oyster using flow cytometry and tunel assay - (Abstract Only)

Mechanisms of eastern oyster, Crassostrea Virginica, hemocyte apoptosis in response to infection with Perkinsus Marinus - (Abstract Only)

Variation in global transcriptomatic response to Perkinsus marinus infection among Eastern oyster families highlights potential mechanisms of disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Proestou, D.A., Sullivan, M. 2019. Variation in global transcriptomatic response to Perkinsus marinus infection among Eastern oyster families highlights potential mechanisms of disease resistance. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 96:141-151.

Morphologic and molecular characterization of Gyrodactylus cyclopteri Scyborskaja, 1948 from Cyclopertus lumpus L., 1758 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pietrak, M.R., Rosser, T.G. 2020. Morphologic and molecular characterization of Gyrodactylus cyclopteri Scyborskaja, 1948 from Cyclopertus lumpus L., 1758. Parasitology Research. 119:879-884. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-019-06542-0.

Mechanisms of hemocyte apoptosis in response to in vivo infection with perkinsus marinus in the eastern oyster crassostrea virginica - (Abstract Only)

Differences in global gene expression response to Dermo disease among eastern oyster families reveal mechanisms of resistance - (Abstract Only)

An analysis of population structure, genetic variation and outlier SNPs in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica - (Abstract Only)

Defining demo resistance phenotypes in an eastern oyster breeding population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Proestou, D.A., Corbett, R., Ben-Horin, T., Small, J., Allen, S. 2019. Defining demo resistance phenotypes in an eastern oyster breeding population. Aquaculture Research. 50:2142-2154.

The three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus 1758 plays a minor role as a host of Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer 1837) in the gulf of Maine Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pietrak, M.R., Jensen, A., Zydlewski, G., Bricknell, I. 2019. The three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus 1758 plays a minor role as a host of Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer 1837) in the gulf of Maine. Journal of Fish Diseases. 42: 985-989. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12998.

Ontogeny of the cortisol stress response and glucocorticoid receptor expression during early development in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Chatakondi, N.G., Small, B.C. 2019. Ontogeny of the cortisol stress response and glucocorticoid receptor expression during early development in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 231:119-123.

Assessing the contribution of aquaculture and restoration to wild oyster populations in a Rhode Island Coastal Lagoon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaris, H., Brown, D.S., Proestou, D.A. 2019. Assessing the contribution of aquaculture and restoration to wild oyster populations in a Rhode Island Coastal Lagoon. Conservation Genetics. 20(3):503-516. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-019-01153-9.

Growth performance of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts fed diets containing heterotrophic algal biomass as replacement of fish oil - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Peterson, B.C., Buentello, A., Block, S. 2018. Growth performance of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts fed diets containing heterotrophic algal biomass as replacement of fish oil. World Aquaculture Society Meeting. 1.

Varied transcriptomic responses to Dermo disease within an eastern oyster breeding population - (Abstract Only)

Growth comparison of Gaspe and St. John's River Strain Atlantic salmon in fresh and saltwater - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Burr, G.S. 2019. Growth comparison of Gaspe and St. John's River Strain Atlantic salmon in fresh and saltwater. Abstract, Aquaculture America Conference in New Orleans, LA, March 7-11, 2019. 1.

Apoptosis phenotype and gene expression in response to the parasite Perkinsus marinus in the eastern oyster, Crassotrea virginica - (Abstract Only)

Variation in tolerance to dermo disease within an eastern oyster breeding population - (Abstract Only)

Disease at the interface of aquaculture and wild oyster reefs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ben-Horin, T., Burge, C., Bushek, D., Groner, M., Proestou, D.A., Huey, L., Bidegain, G., Carnegie, R. 2018. Disease at the interface of aquaculture and wild oyster reefs. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. 10:557-567. https://doi.org/10.3354/aei00290.

Investigating the role of apoptosis in disease resistance to dermo in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica - (Abstract Only)

Growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed squid and scallop processing byproduct hydrolysates incorporated into soy protein concentrate (spc)-diets - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Peterson, B.C., Buentello, A., Block, S. 2018. Growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed squid and scallop processing byproduct hydrolysates incorporated into soy protein concentrate (spc)-diets. Annual Meeting World Aquaculture Society. 1.

Evaluating commercial, dietary pre-, pro- and synbiotics in hybrid catfish - (Trade Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Bosworth, B.G., Li, M.H. 2018. Evaluating commercial, dietary pre-, pro- and synbiotics in hybrid catfish. Global Aquaculture Advocate. p. 1-6.

Phytogenic feed-additive effects on channel catfish rhamnose binding lectin levels and susceptibility to Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Peatman, E., Ourth, D., Waldbieser, G.C. 2018. Phytogenic feed-additive effects on channel catfish rhamnose binding lectin levels and susceptibility to Edwardsiella ictaluri. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 129:99-106.

Targeted gene panels and mictrobiota analysis provide insight into the effects of alternative production diet formulations on channel catfish nutritional physiology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schroeter, J.C., Peterson, B.C., Bledsoe, J., Small, B.C. 2018. Targeted gene panels and mictrobiota analysis provide insight into the effects of alternative production diet formulations on channel catfish nutritional physiology. Aquaculture. 489:46-55.

The infection dynamicsof sea lice on sentinel Atlantic salmon in Cobscook Bay, ME - (Abstract Only)

Genetic variation in anti-parasite behavior in oysters Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ben-Horin, T., Allen Jr., S., Small, J., Proestou, D.A. 2018. Genetic variation in anti-parasite behavior in oysters. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 594:107-117. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12511.

Atlantic salmon breeding program at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Burr, G.S., Pietrak, M.R. 2018. Atlantic salmon breeding program at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. Abstract.38th Milford Aquaculture Seminar. Shelton, CT, January 8-10, 2018.

Treatment of lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.) infected with Gyrodactylus cyclopteri (Scyborskaya 1948) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pietrak, M.R., Backman, S. 2018. Treatment of lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.) infected with Gyrodactylus cyclopteri (Scyborskaya 1948). Journal of Fish Diseases. 41:721-723.

Scratching the surface: A sentinel exploration of sea louse infestations in Cobscook Bay, Maine - (Abstract Only)
Frederick, C., Pietrak, M.R., Barker, S., Bricknell, I. 2017. Scratching the surface: A sentinel exploration of sea louse infestations in Cobscook Bay, Maine. Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Exposition Meeting Abstract. p. 39-40.

Growth performance, survival, and processing characteristics of hybrid catfish fed pre And probiotics - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Bosworth, B.G., Li, M. 2018. Growth performance, survival, and processing characteristics of hybrid catfish fed pre And probiotics. Abstract, Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, NV February 19-22. 2019. p. 360.

Update to the Atlantic salmon breeding program at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Burr, G.S., Pietrak, M.R. 2018. Update to the Atlantic salmon breeding program at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. Abstract, Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, NV February 19-22, 2018. p. 361.

The eastern oyster genome: A resource for comparative genomics in shellfish aquaculture species - (Abstract Only)

Does restoring oyster reefs restore oyster health? - (Abstract Only)

Growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed squid and scallop processing byproduct hydrolysates incorporated into soy protein concentrate (SPC)-diets. - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W., Barrows, F., Lee, C. 2018. Growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed squid and scallop processing byproduct hydrolysates incorporated into soy protein concentrate (SPC)-diets.. Aquaculture America Conference. 1.

Differences in gut microbiota of distinct strains within two species of ictalurid catfish are not explained by estimated genetic distances among hosts - (Abstract Only)
Bledsoe, J.W., Waldbieser, G.C., Swanson, K.S., Peterson, B.C., Small, B.C. 2017. Differences in gut microbiota of distinct strains within two species of ictalurid catfish are not explained by estimated genetic distances among hosts. Meeting Abstract. 1.

Innate immune response of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) mannose-binding lectin to channel catfish virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ourth, D.D., Raghu, D., Marecaux, E., Peterson, B.C. 2017. Innate immune response of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) mannose-binding lectin to channel catfish virus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 124:159-163.

Atlantic salmon and eastern oyster breeding programs at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Proceedings)
Kristen Gruenthal, Clete Otoshi, Paul Olin, and Mike Rust (editors). 2017. Genetics and Breeding in Aquaculture: Proceedings of the 44th U.S.–Japan Aquaculture Panel Symposium, Seattle, WA, November 1, 2016. U.S. Dept. Commerce, NOAA Tech.Memo. NMFS-F/SPO-175, 78 p.

Starting up a lumpfish breeding program and those pesky opportunistic bacteria - (Abstract Only)
Pietrak, M.R., Cem, G., Peterson, B.C. 2017. Starting up a lumpfish breeding program and those pesky opportunistic bacteria. American Fisheries Society Meeting Abstract.

A transdisciplinary approach to the initial validation of a single cell protein as an alternative protein source for use in aquafeeds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tlusty, M., Rhyne, A., Szczebak, J., Bourque, B.D., Bowen, J.L., Burr, G.S., Marx, C.J., Feinberg, L. 2017. A transdisciplinary approach to the initial validation of a single cell protein as an alternative protein source for use in aquafeeds. PeerJ. 5:e3170. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3170.

The changing war on sea lice: the rise of non-drug based treatments - (Abstract Only)
Pietrak, M.R., Bricknell, I. 2017. The changing war on sea lice: the rise of non-drug based treatments. World Aquaculture Society Meeting.

Effect of supplemental taurine on juvenile channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus growth performance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Li, M.H. 2018. Effect of supplemental taurine on juvenile channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus growth performance. Aquaculture Nutrition. 24:310-314.

The genomic landscape of rapid, repeated evolutionary rescue from toxic pollution in wild fish - (Abstract Only)

The genomic landscape of rapid, repeated evolutionary rescue from toxic pollution in wild fish - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reid, N.M., Proestou, D.A., Clark, B.W., Warren, W.C., Colbourne, J.K., Shaw, J.R., Karchner, S.I., Hahn, M.E., Nacci, D., Oleksiak, M.F., Crawford, D.J., Whitehead, A. 2016. The genomic landscape of rapid, repeated evolutionary rescue from toxic pollution in wild fish. Science. 354(6317):1305-1308.

Ontogenetic characterization of the intestinal microbiota of channel catfish through 16S rRNA gene sequencing reveals insights on temporal shifts and the influence of environmental microbes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beldsoe, J., Peterson, B.C., Swanson, K., Small, B. 2016. Ontogenetic characterization of the intestinal microbiota of channel catfish through 16S rRNA gene sequencing reveals insights on temporal shifts and the influence of environmental microbes. PLoS One. 11(11):e0166379. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166379.

Atlantic salmon and eastern oyster breeding programs at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Pietrak, M.R., Proestou, D.A., Peterson, B.C. 2016. Atlantic salmon and eastern oyster breeding programs at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. U.S.-Japan Aquaculture Panel Symposium, Seattle, WA.

Effects feeding zilpaterol hydrochloride on growth performance, fillet yeild, and body composition of rainbow trout, nile, tilapia, and channel catfish - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Small, B.C., Sealey, W.M., Bosworth, B.G., Li, M.H., Endris, R.G. 2017. Effects feeding zilpaterol hydrochloride on growth performance, fillet yeild, and body composition of rainbow trout, nile, tilapia, and channel catfish. Abstract, Aquaculture America 2017. San Antonio, TX February 19-22, 2017.

Genetic basis for evolved tolerance to dioxin-like pollutants in wild atlantic killifish: more than the aryl hydrocarbon receptor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nacci, D., Proestou, D.A., Champlin, D., Martinson, J., Waits, E. 2016. Genetic basis for evolved tolerance to dioxin-like pollutants in wild atlantic killifish: more than the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Molecular Ecology. 25(21):5467-5482.

Opportunistic bacterial infection in wild caught Lumpfish - (Abstract Only)
Pietrak, M.R., Giray, C., Peterson, B.C. 2016. Opportunistic bacterial infection in wild caught Lumpfish. Aquaculture Canada Meeting Abstract. p. 9-10.

Selective breeding program for sea lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer 1838) at the USDA's National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Trade Journal)
Pietrak, M.R., Wolters, W., Rexroad Iii, C.E., Peterson, B.C. 2017. Selective breeding program for sea lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer 1838) at the USDA's National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. 46-52.

Development of multitissue microfluidic dynamic array for assessing changes in gene expression associated with channel catfish appetite, growth, metabolism, and intestinal health - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schroeter, J., Peterson, B.C., Small, B.C. 2016. Development of multitissue microfluidic dynamic array for assessing changes in gene expression associated with channel catfish appetite, growth, metabolism, and intestinal health. Aquaculture. 464: 213-221.

An integrated genetic linkage map and comparative genome analysis for the estuarine Atlantic killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Waits, E., Martinson, J., Riner, B., Morris, S., Proestou, D.A., Champlin, D., Nacci, D. 2016. An integrated genetic linkage map and comparative genome analysis for the estuarine Atlantic killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Open Journal of Genetics. 6:28-38.

Use of ß-adrenergic agonists in hybrid catfish - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Kobayashi, Y. 2016. Use of ß-adrenergic agonists in hybrid catfish. 12th International Congress on Biology of Fish, San Marcos, TX. p. 23.

Performance of selected eastern oyster lines across northeastern US estuaries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Proestou, D.A., Corbett, R., Vinyard, B.T., Piesz, J., Guo, X., Rawson, P., Allen, S.K., Gomez-Chiarri, M. 2016. Performance of selected eastern oyster lines across northeastern US estuaries. Aquaculture. 464, pp. 17-27.

Growth and fatty acid composition of two strains of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) on diets formulated with low fish oil inclusion in a recirculating aquaculture system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F. 2016. Growth and fatty acid composition of two strains of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) on diets formulated with low fish oil inclusion in a recirculating aquaculture system. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 78:270-278.

Addition of a selective breeding program for resistance to sea lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer 1838) to existing lines of Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar L., at the USDA's National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Abstract Only)
Pietrak, M.R., Wolters, W.R., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2016. Addition of a selective breeding program for resistance to sea lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer 1838) to existing lines of Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar L., at the USDA's National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. World Aquaculture Society Meeting. p. 622.

The performance of oyster families exposed to Dermo disease is contingent on the source of pathogen exposure - (Abstract Only)

Genetic basis for evolved tolerance to dioxin-like pollutants in wild Atlantic killifish: more than the aryl hydrocarbon receptor - (Abstract Only)

Developing tools for the study of molluscanimmunity: The sequencing of the genome of the eastern oyster, Crassostreavirginica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomez-Chiarri, M., Warren, W., Guo, X., Proestou, D.A. 2015. Developing tools for the study of molluscanimmunity: The sequencing of the genome of the eastern oyster, Crassostreavirginica. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 46(1), pp. 2-4.

The use of –omic tools in the study of disease processes in marine bivalves - (Review Article)
Gomez Chiarri, M., Guo, X., Tanguy, A., He, Y., Proestou, D.A. 2015. The use of –omic tools in the study of disease processes in marine bivalves. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 131, pp. 137-154.

Markers associated with disease resistance in Eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica - (Abstract Only)
Bao, K., Gomez Chiarri, M., Proestou, D.A. 2015. Markers associated with disease resistance in Eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Shellfish Research. 34(2):608.

Characterization of phenotypic variation for dermo resistance among selectively-bred families of the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica - (Abstract Only)
Corbett, R., Gomez Chiarri, M., Moss Small, J., Allen Jr., S., Proestou, D.A. 2015. Characterization of phenotypic variation for dermo resistance among selectively-bred families of the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Shellfish Research. 34(2):620.

Potential use of the invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) as an ingredient in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) diets; a preliminary analysis Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R. 2015. Potential use of the invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) as an ingredient in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) diets; a preliminary analysis. Meeting Abstract. 1:32.

Selection responses for caracass weight in four Atlantic Salmon year classes Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S. 2015. Selection responses for caracass weight in four Atlantic Salmon year classes. Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. 1:88.

Hydrolysates from scallop and squid processing byproducts as specialty aquafeed ingredients Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C., Volson, B., Kang, B., Karayannakidis, P., Gamez, E., Miller, J., Bengston, D., Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Barrows, F. 2015. Hydrolysates from scallop and squid processing byproducts as specialty aquafeed ingredients. Annual Meeting World Aquaculture Society. 1:65.