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Aquaculture of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel,

Perna canaliculus


Projects led by scientists at  UC Santa Barbara and the Cawthron Institute are investigating transgenerational plasticity in green-lipped mussels 

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Project Objective

The green-lipped mussel is of high economic and cultural importance in New Zealand. Aquaculture farming practices are at the forefront of supporting the extensive fishery of green-lipped mussels, which are an important source of protein for many people. I am collaborating with scientists at UCSB and the Cawthron Institute, using transcriptomic and epigenetic analyses to investigate transgenerational plasticity in green-lipped mussels within the context of the hatchery, working to identify how adult conditioning may lead to hardier offspring. Check out Logan Kozal's work in the Hofmann Lab for more information.

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Related publications

Leo N. Zamora, Jenn A. Jury, Logan C. Kozal, Mary A. Sewell, Norman L.C. Ragg, Terence S. Leach, Juliet M. Wong, and Alfonso J. Schmidt (2023) Quantification of lipid droplets in hatchery reared veliger larvae of the green-lipped mussel, Perna canaliculus. Aquaculture, Volume 577, 739903,

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