||Lapegue Sylvie, Taris Nicolas, Lallias Delphine, Bonhomme Francois, Boudry Pierre
||International Triennial Meeting Aquaculture 2004
||Recruitment, Microsatellite markers, Ostrea edulis, European flat oyster, Genetic
||The European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis L.) is a marine bivalve whose natural geographical distribution ranges along the European Atlantic coast from Norway to Morocco, in addition to the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The latest results obtained on the genetic differentiation between these populations have led us to persue studies at a finer scale, in order to estimate the effective number of breeders and the temporal dynamics of reproduction and, more specially, recruitment. Several experiments were performed to document (1) the variance in allele frequencies during a natural settlement period, (2) the paternal contribution to fertilization by analyzing larvae sampled at the brooding stage within individual females, (3) the variance of individual reproductive success within an experimental population.