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Data and Report from S&T Project 19097: Use of Novel Parasites to Control Naive North American Dreissenid Population

Reclamation has continued to collaborate with Molloy & Associates to search for novel hypervirulent parasites for the control of invasive dreissenid mussels in North America. The last three years has focused on expanding the field laboratory in Montenegro, identifying and collecting isolated dreissenid ‘cousin’ species and completing a proof-of-concept trials showing the transfer of parasites between a ‘cousin’ dreissenid and zebra and quagga mussels. The final report from Molloy & Associates (Appendix 1) details the scope, results, and future direction of the research. A new S&T proposal was submitted to continue this research until 2024. The identification of a biological control agent for dreissenid mussels is a long-term project, and the results from the last three years have continued to move this goal forward.
Generation Effort S&T Project 19097: Use of Novel Parasites to Control Naive North American Dreissenid Populations
Themes Biological
Tags Invasive Mussels, Quagga/Zebra Mussels
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Description The Bureau of Reclamation’s Technical Service Center (TSC) provides innovative solutions to water and power resource issues. The TSC consists of approximately 565 scientists, engineers, and other professional and office staff, and operates a world-class materials and hydraulic engineering laboratory. TSC's mission is to be Reclamation’s preferred provider of science and engineering services, and to be the preferred employer of engineers and scientists in the U.S. TSC values are founded on personal and professional integrity. The TSC is located at the Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Building 67, Denver, Colorado 80225-0007.
Location Tags Denver Federal Center
Location Parent
State(s) Colorado
Unified Region(s) Upper Colorado Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation 5,619 ft
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84