Recent Publications

Allen, S. K., Small, J. M., Kube, P. D. (2021).  Genetic Parameters for Crassostrea virginica and their application to family-based breeding in the mid-Atlatic, USA. Aquaculture, 538. 

Matt, J. L., Guevelou, E., Small, J. M., & Allen, S. K. (2020). A field test investigating the influence of brood stock origin and ploidy on the susceptibility of Crassostrea virginica to "triploid mortality" in the Chesapeake Bay. Aquaculture, 526.

Allen, S. K., Rexroad, C. & Rheault, R. (2020) Improving production of the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica through coordination of genetic improvement programs, research and technology transfer activities. Journal of Shellfish Research, 39(2), 175-179.

Proestou, D. A., Corbett, R. J., Ben-Horin, T., Small, J. M., & Allen, S. K. (2019). Defining Dermo resistance phenotypes in an eastern oyster breeding population. Aquaculture Research, 50(8), 2142-2154.

Guevelou, E., Carnegie, R. B., Small, J. M., Hudson, K., Reece, K. S., Rybovich, M. M., & Allen, S. K. (2019). Tracking Triploid Mortalities of Eastern Oysters Crassostrea virginica in the Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Shellfish Research, 38(1), 101-113.

Thomas, L. L., Allen, S. K., & Plough, L. V. (2019). The effect of aquaculture gear on the growth and shape of the oyster Crassostrea virginica during a "finishing period" in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Aquaculture, 508, 1-9.

Ben-Horin, T., Allen, S. K., Small, J. M., & Proestou, D. A. (2018). Genetic variation in anti-parasite behavior in oysters. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 594, 107-117.

de Sousa, J. T., Allen, S. K., Wolfe, B. M., & Small, J. M. (2018). Mitotic instability in triploid and tetraploid one-year-old eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, assessed by cytogenetic and flow cytometry techniques. Genome, 61(2), 79-89.

Callam, B. R., Allen, S. K., & Frank-Lawale, A. (2016). Genetic and environmental influence on triploid Crassostrea virginica grown in Chesapeake Bay: Growth. Aquaculture, 452, 97-106.

de Sousa, J. T., Allen, S. K., Baker, H., & Matt, J. L. (2016). Aneuploid progeny of the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica, produced by tetraploid x diploid crosses: another example of chromosome instability in polyploid oysters. Genome, 59(5), 327-338.

Proestou, D. A., Vinyard, B. T., Corbett, R. J., Piesz, J., Allen, S. K., Small, J. M., . . . Gomez-Chiarri, M. (2016). Performance of selectively-bred lines of eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, across eastern US estuaries. Aquaculture, 464, 17-27.

Frank-Lawale, A., Allen, S. K., & Degremont, L. (2014). Breeding and Domestication of Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Lines for Culture in the Mid-Atlantic, USA: Line Development and Mass Selection for Disease Resistance. Journal of Shellfish Research, 33(1), 153-165.

Matt, J. L., & Allen, S. K. (2014). Heteroploid mosaic tetraploids of Crassostrea virginica produce normal triploid larvae and juveniles as revealed by flow cytometry. Aquaculture, 432, 336-345.

Frank-Lawale, A., & Allen, S. (2012). Establishing the Relationships between Larval and Field Traits in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Shellfish Research, 31(1), 285-285.

Degremont, L., Garcia, C., Frank-Lawale, A., & Allen, S. K. (2012). Triploid Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay: Comparison of Diploid and Triploid Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Shellfish Research, 31(1), 21-31.

Allen, S. K., Frank-Lawale, A., Blackshear, K., & Ritter, K. (2012). What Constitutes Normal for Tetraploid Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Shellfish Research, 31(1), 259-259.

Callam, B. R., Allen, S. K., & Frank-Lawale, A. (2012). Genotype-Environment Interaction in Selectively Bred Diploid and Triploid Crassostrea virginica Lines. Journal of Shellfish Research, 31(1), 265-266.

Allen, S. K. (2011). The Challenge of Domesticating Tetraploid Brood Stock for the Production of Triploid Oyster Seed.  Journal of Shellfish Research, 30(2), 481-481.

Callam, B. R., & Allen, S. K. (2011). Variation in Larval Traits among Pair-Mated Tetraploid Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, Families. Journal of Shellfish Research, 30(2), 491-491. Retrieved from

Frank-Lawale, A. S., & Allen, S. K. (2011). Utility of Selectively Bred Lines of the Native Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) for Half Shell and on Bottom Growout in Virginia. Journal of Shellfish Research, 30(2), 507-507.

Reiner, S. (2011). Evaluating the Use of Flow-through Larval Culture for the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Shellfish Research, 30(2), 547-547.

Xiao, J., Cordes, J. F., Moss, J. A., & Reece, K. S. (2011). Genetic Diversity in US Hatchery Stocks of Crassostrea ariakensis (Fujita, 1913) and Comparison with Natural Populations in Asia. Journal of Shellfish Research, 30(3), 751-760.

Harwell, H. D., Kingsley-Smith, P. R., Kellogg, M. L., Allen, S. M., Allen, S. K., Meritt, D. W., . . . Luckenbach, M. W. (2010). A Comparison of Crassostrea virginica and C. ariakensis in Chesapeake Bay: Does Oyster Species Affect Habitat Function? Journal of Shellfish Research, 29(2), 253-269.

Zhang, Q. Q., Zhuang, Y., & Allen, S. K. (2010). Meiotic chromosome configurations in triploid and heteroploid mosaic males of Crassostrea gigas and Crassostrea ariakensis. Aquaculture Research, 41(11), 1699-1706.

Student Publications

Ritter, K.M. (2019). Fecundity of Triploid Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) as a Function of Tetraploid Lineage (Master's Thesis). William & Mary.  108 pp.

Matt, J.L. (2018) The Relationship Between Reproduction and Mortality in Triploid Crassostrea virginica (Master’s Thesis). William & Mary. 144 pp.

Callam, B.R. (2013) Improvements in Triploid Crassostrea virginica Production: Characterizing the Diploid Parent (Master’s Thesis). William & Mary. 259 pp. 

Reiner, S.L. (2011) Evaluating the use of Flow-Through Larval Culture for the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica (Master’s Thesis).  William & Mary. 168 pp.

Harwell, H. (2010) Habitat complexity and habitat function of native (Crassostrea virginica) and non-native (C. ariakensis) oysters in the Chesapeake Bay region. (PhD Thesis). William & Mary. 192 pp.

Congrove, M.S. (2008) A Bio-Economic Feasibility Model for Remote Setting: Potential for Oyster Aquaculture in Virginia (Master’s Thesis).  William & Mary. 126 pp.

Erskine, A.J. (2003) Biology of Mated Triploid Crassostrea ariakensis in Multiple Environments: Gametogenesis, Sex Ration, Disease Prevalence, and Reversion. (Master’s Thesis). William & Mary. 159 pp.