The first follow-up meeting of PROGENSA III Project (2016-2018), organized by APROMAR/REMA, was held at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (April 5, 2017).
The Project, coordinated by Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), is financed by the National Aquaculture Plans of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment with the help of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
The meeting was attended by researchers from the ULPGC, IFAPA, IEO-Murcia, UPC and IATS-CSIC, together with representatives of sector companies of Cantabria, Andalusia, Murcia, Valencia, Baleares and Canarias, that discussed the work plan and expected results of the gilthead sea bream genetic selection program that began in 2009 and has its continuity in PROGENSA III.
The IATS-CSIC Research Group participates in this Project with researchers from the Nutrigenomics and Fish Pathology Groups who will evaluate, with families selected by ULPGC and IFAPA, the effects of nutrition x genome interaction on growth, conversion efficiency and disease resistance in a model of parasitic enteritis with E. leei.
The larval cultures for the studies of nutrition x genome interaction at IATS-CSIC are being carried out in the facilities of the IEO of Murcia. The culture start at IATS is planned for June-July 2017.