184/PED2017

 

Project code: PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016-0921

Contract number: 184 PED (Demonstrative Experimental Project)

Domain 1.1. Agro-Food

 

Title

Methodology for genetic certification of aquaculture sturgeon species in order to increase the value of sturgeon products and for participation in restocking programs

 

Acronim:  STURGEN

Data începerii: 17/08/2017

Data încheierii: 31/12/2018

 

Partner institutions

Coordinator: University of Bucharest, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Partner: S.C. Silver Sturio S.R.L.

Partener: S.C. Silver Sturio S.R.L.

 

Abstractive

The current projects aims at developing a validated methodology of genetic certification for aquaculture sturgeon stocks. The genetic test represents a frequent demand addressed by the potential buyers to the fish farmers and economic agents involved in processing the products coming from sturgeons. The necessity for molecular diagnosis of the species is motivated by the existence of the numerous attempts of frauds, mainly related with the caviar substitution. A correct identification of the species is complicated by the easiness with which the sturgeons hybridize giving birth to alive and sometimes fertile hybrids. This hampers the use of methods based on analysis the mitochondrial markers that are frequently assessed for species identification (e.g, DNA barcoding). The implementation of modern technologies such as NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) allowed the sequencing of transcriptome in several sturgeon species and now the DNA sequences are available in public databases. This fact opens a new perspective for species identification based on nuclear markers sequencing and SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) identification. These markers have a Mendelian codominant inheritance that allows the proper differentiation between the pure species and interspecies hybrids. Within the project the best panel of DNA markers (microsatellites and SNPs) allowing the correct molecular diagnosis and having a good cost per test will be designed and validated. Furthermore, a database comprising the results of the genetic assay will be organized and for the analyzed individuals a morphogenetic certificate will be elaborated. The previous collaboration between the partners and the significant scientific and technical expertise in the field clearly represent an advantage in ensuring the success of methodology elaboration, which may subsequently be used in order to help the marketing of the products by the economic operators at a correct price.

 

 

 

The objective of the project

The aim of the project is to develop a fast, efficient and economically advantageous methodology of genetic certification based on the analysis of DNA markers for aquaculture sturgeon species.

 

Estimated results

The estimated results of the project are:

- Methodology for genetic certification of aquaculture sturgeon species

- ISI/BDI scientific articles

- Communications international conferences

- Intermediary scientific reports and final scientific report

- Project's website

rezultate

 

 

Staff list

Nr. crt.

Institution

Person

quality

Position occupied within the project

1

BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY

Dudu Andreea

University lector

Project manager

2

SC SILVER STURIO SRL

Maereanu Dumitru

Dr.

Responsible partner

3

BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY

Georgescu Sergiu Emil

Associate professor

Member-Researcher

4

BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY

Costache Marieta

University professor

Member-Researcher

5

BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY

Popa Gina Oana

PhD

Member-PhD

6

BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY

Florescu (Gune) Iulia Elena

PhD

Member-PhD

7

BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY

Burcea Alexandru

PhD

Member-PhD

8

BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY

Şerban Mirela

PhD

Member-PhD

9

BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY

Ion Claudia Nicoleta

TI - Technician step I

Member-Tech

10

SC SILVER STURIO SRL

Maereanu Marilena

IDT I - Technological Development Engineer degree I

Member-Researcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pagină actualizată la 11 Octombrie 2017.