The Development and Commercialization of Tetraploid Technology for Oysters

  • Standish K. AllenJr.
  • Ximing Guo


The first use of biotechnology in shellfish aquaculture was induced triploidy which has realized commercial success in the USA (Allen et al., 1989) and is of great interest in most other parts of the world. There are limitations to producing triploids in the hatchery that include toxicity of the treatment, reduced survival of the progeny, and often unpredictable results. Our lab has pioneered the use of tetraploid oysters for crossing with diploids to yield all-triploid progeny (Guo et al., 1996).


Pacific Oyster Triploid Female Diploid Gamete Diploid Control Shellfish Aquaculture 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Allen, Jr., S.K. and D. Bushek. 1992, Aquaculture 103: 241–251.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Allen, S.K., Jr., S.L. Downing, and K.K. Chew, 1989, University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington.Google Scholar
  3. Downing, S.L. and S.K. Allen, Jr. 1987, Aquaculture 60: 1–15.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Guo, X., Cooper, K., Hershberger, W.K., and Chew, K.K. 1992a, Biol Bull 183: 381–386.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Guo, X., Hershberger, W.K., Cooper, K., and Chew, K.K. I992b, Biol Bull 183: 387–393.Google Scholar
  6. Guo, X., G.A. DeBrosse and S.K. Allen, Jr. 1996, Aquaculture 142: 149–161.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Que, Huayong, X. Guo, F. Zhang, and S.K. Allen, Jr. 1997, Biol. Bull. 193: 14–19.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Stanley, J.G., S.K. Allen Jr., and H. Hidu. 1981, Aquaculture 23: 1–10.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Tabarini, C.L. 1984, Aquaculture 42: 151–160.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Standish K. AllenJr.
    • 1
  • Ximing Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.Haskin Shellfish Research LaboratoryRutgers UniversityPort NorrisUSA

Personalised recommendations