Monday, October 19th, 2015
2:10 PM, 2045 Bainer Hall
Assisted reproductive technology to save endangered species
Prof. Stuart Meyers
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.
2045 Bainer Hall University of California Davis