Publications on the Sydney Rock Oyster Breeding Program  

Shell shape and meat condition in selectively bred Sydney rock oysters, Saccostrea glomerata (Gould, 1850): The influence of grow-out methods. Rankin, C, Moltschaniwskyj, N., Morton, J., and Wilkie, E. (2017). Aquaculture Research 11 Dec. 2017.


Lack of genetic introgression between wild and selectively bred Sydney rock oysters Saccostrea glomerata. J. A. Thompson, A.J Stow and D. A Raftos. (2017). Marine Ecology Progress Series 570:127-139



Biomarkers of Winter Mortality resistance in selectively bred Sydney rock oysters (Saccostrea glomerata). V. VaibhavaM. Lepretre, E. Thompson, D. Raftos, P. A. Haynes. (2016) Aquaculture 465, 323–329



Differential proteomic responses of selectively bred and wild-type Sydney Rock Oyster populations exposed to elevated C02.  E.L Thompson, W.O'Connor, L.Parker, P Ross and D.A. Raftos. (2015) Molecular Ecology 24(6) 1248-1262



Elucidating the life cycle of Marteilia sydneyi, the aetiological agent of QX disease in the Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata). R. Adlard and M. Nolan. (2015) International Journal for Parasitology 45(6) 419-426. 



Longitudinal study of winter mortality disease in Sydney rock oysters Saccostrea glomerata. Z. Spiers, M. Gabor, S. Fell, R. Carnegie, M. Dove, W. O’Connor, J. Frances, J. Go, I. Marsh, C. Jenkins. (2014). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 110, 151-164



Evaluation of the progeny of fourth-generation Sydney Rock Oyster Saccostrea glomerata (Gould, 1850) breeding lines for resistance to QX disease (Martelia sydneyi) and Winter mortality (Banomia roughleyi) M. Dove, J Nell, W. O'Connor (2013) Aquaculture Research 44 (11) 1791-1800 (Link to Abstract)


Assessment of QX and Winter Mortality Disease Resistance of Mass Selected Sydney Rock Oysters, Saccostrea glomerata (Gould, 1850) in the Hawkesbury River and Merimbula Lake, NSW Australia. Dove, M. Nell, J. Mcorrie, S, O'Connor, W (2013) Journal of Shellfish Research 32 (3): 681-687  (Link to abstract)


The Onset and Termination of QX disease window of infection in Sydney rock oysters cultivated in the Hawkesbury. Rubio A, Frances J, Coad P, Stubbs J and Guise K. (2013) Journal of Shellfish Research Vol 32 No 2, 483-496   


Status of the Sydney rock oyster in a disease-afflicted estuary: persistence of wild populations despite severe impacts on cultured counterparts. Wilkie, EM; Bishop, ML; O'Connor, WA and McPherson, RG (2013) Marine and Freshwater Research vol 64, 267-276


Ecological Impacts of QX oyster disease and its management strategies. E. Wilkie. PhD Thesis. (2012) Macquarie University


Mortality in single-pair mating families of QX disease-resistant and wild-type Sydney rock oysters (Saccostrea glomerata). A Kan, M. Dove, W. O'Connor, S. Nair, D. Raftos. (2010) Aquaculture Research 42 (7) 987–995


Commercial assessment of growth and mortality of fifth generation Sydney rock oysters, Saccostrea glomerata, selectively bred for faster growth. Dove MC & OConnor WA (2009) Aquaculture Research 40 Issue 12, 1439 - 1450.


The Changing Face of Oyster Culture in NSW.   W. O’Connor, M. Dove .(2009) Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 28, No. 4, 803–811  (Article available for download)


QX Resistant Oyster Challenge Trial 2005 - 2007.  FRDC Project No. 206/078. August (2007). J. Nell, S. McOrrie, M. Dove and B.Perkins.  PDF Article via NSW DPI website  


Evaluation of the progeny of third-generation Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata (Gould, 1850) breeding lines for resistance to QX disease Marteilia sydneyi and winter mortality Bonamia roughleyi. John A Nell & Ben Perkins. (2006) Aquaculture Research, 37, 693-700  


Growth and mortality of sibling triploid and diploid Sydney rock oysters, Saccostrea glomerata (Gould), in the Camden Haven River. T. Troup, S. Cairns, R. Simpson. (2005). Aquaculture Research 36(11) 1093–1103.


Evaluation of progeny of fourth generation Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata (Gould, 1850) breeding lines. John A Nell & Ben Perkins (2005) Aquaculture Research 36, 753-757


The Sydney Rock Oyster (Gould 1950) Saccostrea glomerata Breeding Program: Progress and Goals. J J Nell, I R Smith and C C McPhee (2000) Aquaculture Research 31, 45 – 49  


Sydney Rock Oysters: overcoming constraints to Commercial Scale Hatchery and Nursery Production. O’Connor WA, Dove MC, Finn B (2008). Final Report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Research Report Series No 104, 119 pp