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FORTIOR Genetics Platform

FORTIOR Genetics Platform
Une plateforme pour améliorer la résistance des poissons d’élevage aux maladies par sélection génétique

Created in partnership with the Virology Unit IMmunologie Ecotoxicologie des Poissons (VIMEP) of the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Security (ANSES) -site of Plouzané (29), the platform is one of the first European tools dedicated to the phenotyping of fish for their resistance to diseases in order to contribute to the improvement of the health of fish farms. It pooled the skills of ANSES and SYSAAF agents in order to offer controlled infectious tests on related diseases for several diseases in relation to different selection companies. This activity is part of a sustainable approach that contributes to the reduction of aquaculture inputs, the limitation of fish resistance to antibiotics, the improvement of the health quality of aquaculture products and the welfare of farm animals.

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  • Currently controlled experimental infections are performed for 6 host-pathogen pairs. Between 1200 and 2000 individuals are tested during a challenge over a period of 2 to 6 weeks. The DNA of individuals is collected to allow for kinship assignments and estimation of genetic parameters of the trait “disease resistance”.
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  • The FORTIOR Genetics platform provides support for R&D programmes in which SYSAAF participates, such as :
  • The FORTIOR Genetics platform benefits from investments from the Brittany Region via the FEAMP and ANSES.
    Infectious tests conducted within FORTIOR Genetics are funded privately or through R&D programmes.