Project Details

Understanding Gracilaria Gall Syndrome, Year 01

July 1, 1994

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $60,000 University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of California, Santa Cruz, Hawaii Aquaculture Development Program, and Brookwood Biomedical Lab M. Shintaku, L. Groff, J. Brock, and R. Lallone
  1. Demonstrate under controlled laboratory conditions the transmission and infectivity of the GGS agent.
  2. Describe in detail by light microscopy the external and internal characteristics of Gracilaria tikvahiae affected by GGS.
  3. Characterize the bacterial communities associated with Gracilaria tikvahiae unaffected and affected by GGS.
  4. Develop a probe for identification of biochemical markers of GGS or the GGS agent.