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VIDEO: Economic Values of Traits in Salmon

Peter Kube is a Quantitative Geneticist at Australia's CSIRO. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Peter Kube is a Quantitative Geneticist at Australia's CSIRO. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Peter Kube is Quantitative Geneticist at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Hobart, Australia. Kube’s research in selective breeding of salmon, abalone, and Pacific oysters has lead to important tools for industry, including a way to calculate a breeding value for desired trait combinations.

Kube is partnering with VIMS ABC researchers Anu Frank-Lawale and Stan Allen to identify commercially important traits in oysters and calculate the costs and returns for different traits and trait combinations.