Funding secured for ISA-resistance research

(02/12/18)

A new project that aims to speed up the development of a strain of salmon with higher tolerance against the infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) starts next month in Norway.

Called iSABreed, the three-year, NOK 8 million (£720,000) project is jointly funded by SalmoBreed and the Norwegian Research Council and will use the latest genomic techniques in a bid to understand the key genes involved in boosting ISA-resistance.

“At SalmoBreed we’ve had a breeding programme focusing on improving ISA survival since 2001 and have managed to increase survival by 26 percent over...........................................

 


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