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Ming Liu along with research students PEARL

Containerized Culture: How Research and Technology Have Shifted Maryland’s Oyster Aquaculture

by Madeleine Jepsen, Chesapeake Quarterly
August 01, 2023

A single oyster species, the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), is grown by aquaculture operations up and down the East Coast. But even with this single species of oyster to cultivate, no two growing operations are alike in the Chesapeake Bay. Ming Liu, an oyster genomics researcher at Morgan State University, has developed a line of oysters native to Maryland that is tolerant of low salinities often found in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

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