Research overviewSunray Venus clams

In the 1980s, the Bivalve Research Program was part of the Harbor Branch Applied Science program, which helped establish the $15 million Florida clam culture industry through multiple training programs. The wet lab and culture research area is housed in the former clam seed production facility, which achieved a national reputation as an industry seed source until commercial hatcheries came online; sales ceased in 2006. More recent bivalve research has focused on the fields of culture and breeding, including genomic modifications of bivalves for breeding purposes.

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