Sequence #14

Published: July 25th 2022

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ISSUE #14 • July 2022
The new multimillion dollar Centre for Translational Genomics is operated by Eastern Health and housed, here, on the third floor of the new medical building of the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, St. John’s. Photo credit: MUN
At Oceanbrae Farms, near Miscouche, P.E.I., where his family has bred Milking Shorthorns since the 1950s, Ryan Barrett, secretary-manager of the Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society explains why the society wants to offer genetic evaluations for this dairy breed.
Dr. Xander Wang, Associate Professor, School of Climate Change and Adaptation, U.P.E.I., reveals how gene-sequencing data is being collected to identify spud varieties on the island that are both potato wart-resistant and climate change-resilient.
The oyster parasite Perkinsus marinus, now in Atlantic Canada waters after moving up the U.S. eastern seaboard, could soon threaten oyster growers in southern Nova Scotia. Dr. Rod Beresford, Research Fellow, Verschuren Centre for Sustainability, Sydney, N.S., is on the case developing rapid detection for the protozoan parasite. His was one of eight projects greenlighted by the Small-Scale Climate Change Fund set up by Genome Atlantic with support from Research Nova Scotia.
Accurate information about marine species biodiversity is critical to Atlantic Canada’s ocean economy. An emerging tool called environmental DNA (eDNA) is proving a valuable addition to the environmental tool kit.
Mowi Area Manager Murray Bungay and Fish Health Technician Ashley Bungay, in Harbour Breton, N.L., hold a premium Mowi salmon. Photo credit: Mowi Canada East

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