Biological and Agricultural Engineering

BAE DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR: Assisted reproductive technology to save endangered species

Monday, October 19, 2015
2:10 PM


Monday, October 19th, 2015

 

2:10 PM, 2045 Bainer Hall

 

Topic:

Assisted reproductive technology to save endangered species

 

Speaker:

Prof. Stuart Meyers

 

Abstract

Thermal stress to cold-water salmonid species due to California’s three-year drought has compromised their ability to efficiently reproduce. Northern and Southern California Steelhead runs are particularly affected by the drought. Since salmonids rely heavily on ecosystem and watershed health, many are threatened by global climate change. Our studies are focused on recovery of germ cells from fish, cryopreservation of these genetics resources, and transplantation to non-endangered surrogate hatchery fish for improved production of gametes and rescue of threatened and endangered species.

 

Coffee and cookies will be served.

Location
2045 Bainer Hall University of California Davis

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