Probiotics in oyster larviculture

Larval eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Photo by Tejashree Modak

We have partnered with oyster hatcheries across the east coast of the United States to evaulate how probiotic addition affects the hatchery microbiome and oyster health.

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Stevick, R.J., Sohn, S., Nelson, D.R., Rowley, D.C., Tammi, K., Smolowitz, R., Lundgren, K.M., Post, A.F. and Gomez-Chiarri, M. (2019). Bacterial Community Dynamics in an Oyster Hatchery in Response to Probiotic Treatment. Frontiers in Microbiology 10, 1060. doi:10.3389/FMICB.2019.01060

Rebecca J. Stevick
Postdoctoral Researcher

My research interests include microbial ecology, marine diseases, and bioinformatics.