Gender testing

Cryogenetics can offer a PCR-based gender test for salmonids as part of the overall methods for improving the reproduction strategy of both ova and fish producers. A gender test enables producers to predict their male and female stocks at an earlier stage and optimize this ratio for production of future broodstock. This technology offers considerable savings in terms of overhead as well as capacity by not having to grow extra fish through to mature stages.

The test is performed on small tissue samples, such as fin clips or scales, and is performed in cooperation with a commercial partner.