Why Worry about Salinity and Shrimp?
Researchers at the University of Guam are examining the genetics of shrimp and their water salinity tolerance. They discovered significant familial differences in terms of growth, survival, and other biochemical factors. This research will lead to breeding lines of shrimp that are genetically attuned to water in specific aquaculture farms, which in turn will help producers increase yields and profits.
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