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Crossbreeding Pacific oysters for high yield

Dr. Dennis Hedgecock, University of Southern California

Peer-reviewed publications

Hedgecock D, Li G, Hubert S, Bucklin K, Ribes V  2004.  Widespread null alleles and poor cross-species amplification of microsatellite DNA loci cloned from the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas).  Journal of Shellfish Research 23: 379-385.

Hubert S, Hedgecock D  2004.  A linkage map of microsatellite DNA markers for the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigasGenetics 168: 351-362.

Launey S, Hedgecock D  2001.  High genetic load in the Pacific oyster.  Genetics 159: 255-265.

Li G, Hubert S, Bucklin K, Ribes V, Hedgecock D  2003.  Characterization of 79 microsatellite DNA markers in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigasMolecular Ecology Notes 3: 228-232.

Mora AL, Manahan DT  2004.  Physiological recovery from prolonged starvation in larvae of Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigasJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 306: 17-36.

Pace DA, Marsh AG, Leong PK, Green AJ, Hedgecock D, Manahan DT  2006.  Physiological bases of genetically determined variation in growth of marine invertebrate larvae: A study of growth heterosis in the bivalve Crassostrea gigas.  J. Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 335(2): 188-209.

Book chapters

Hedgecock D  2003.  Genomic approaches to understanding heterosis and improving yield in the Pacific oyster.  In: Aquatic Genomics.  N Shimizu, T Aoki, I Hirono, and F Takashima, eds.  Tokyo: Springer-Verlag.  pp. 73-83

Published symposia proceedings

Hedgecock D, Allen Jr. SK, Gaffney PM, Hillbish TJ  2000.  Shellfish Genetics.  In: Molluscan Shellfish Research and Management: Charting a course for the future.  S. Shumway, J. Kraeuter, D. Leonard, McGraw and Cope.  Proceedings of a workshop held at Charleston, SC, January 2000.  156 pp.