4Cs Breeding Technologies, Inc.
4Cs Breeding Technologies Inc. develops, acquires, and markets genetic and breeding technologies for shellfish aquaculture. Through cooperative research agreements and business innovation grants, 4Cs develops genetics technologies to improve and promote the harvesting of shellfish, especially natural triploid oysters.
Triploidy in shellfish follows the example of many agricultural products by crossing tetraploid parents with diploid ones to produce a higher yielding offspring. For oysters, tetraploid males are mated with diploid females to produce all-triploid offspring, each with three sets of chromosomes. The triploid, spawnless generation provides numerous benefits, including a larger average shellfish size and a higher yield rate.
In addition to the licensing of this proprietary technology, 4Cs offers consulting and genetics expertise. For more information, contact us.