Establishing a Centralised Gene Bank for Threatened Sturgeon Species
2023 - 2024
Russian Sturgeon Acipenser gueldenstaedti
Stellate Sturgeon Acipenser stellatus
Beluga Huso huso
This project aims to preserve the remaining genetic diversity of three Danube sturgeon species by screening the genes of sturgeon present in Romanian caviar farms and selecting rare genotypes to include in a centralised gene bank. Additionally, a portion of these animals will be tagged and released into the Danube as a demonstration and to maintain their genotypes in the wild.
This project is implemented by University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.