The pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) is an invasive species in Denmark. It originally
comes from Japan and Southeast Asia but in recent years, it has spread to a
number of locations in Danish waters. It was originally introduced, but little
is known about the origin and introduction history of the species in Denmark.
Modern genetic methods can help to elucidate these issues, which will allow us to
understand the current distribution of the species and predict future spread in
Denmark. For the project, we will analyse SNPs (Single Nucleotide
Polymorphisms) in pacific oyster collected throughout its distribution in
Denmark and from potential source populations.
25313, 25315 or similar basic genetics