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The UA-invented assay offers a simple visual indicator – water color – identifying the individual organisms that have the highest metabolic rates and will grow most quickly. Photo: Benjamin Renquist


New technique could improve Alaska farmed oyster and kelp productivity

Farmed oyster technique: Pictured is

Kody Jenks-Dixon at the Back Island

oyster farm
Photo courtesy UAF College of

Fisheries & Ocean Sciences


Startup Licenses UA-invented Aquatic Animal Growth Assay


Benjamin Renguist, PhD, inventor of the animal growth assay, in his lab at the UA Agricultural Center. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona