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Article: CSIRO helping to combat Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome

CSIRO has published an article about how their research, specifically in the field of genetics, is helping to combat Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome. “Managing POMS is not just about genetics, although that will underpin the recovery of the Australian oyster industry, but about management, site selection, when to stock. Different growers are experimenting with different strategies.”

May 4, 2017

CSIRO has published an article about how their research, specifically in the field of genetics, is helping to combat Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome.

Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) is a disease that is harmless to humans but so lethal to oysters that it can kill more than 90 per cent of a crop of millions of animals within days.

“Managing POMS is not just about genetics, although that will underpin the recovery of the Australian oyster industry, but about management, site selection, when to stock,” says Shellfish Culture’s Scott Parkinson. “Different growers are experimenting with different strategies.”

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