genus Mytilus


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Noun1.genus Mytilus - type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine musselsgenus Mytilus - type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Mytilidae, Mytilidae - marine mussels
edible mussel, Mytilus edulis - a mussel with a dark shell that lives attached to rocks
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The mussels of the genus Mytilus have been proposed for routine biomonitoring programs to evaluate pollutants such as heavy metals in coastal environments.
The genus Mytilus, as defined by Linnaeus (1758), consists of two types of species: Those that are hard-shelled for which two species, Mytilus californianus and Mytilus coruscus, have been defined; and those that are smooth-shelled for which three species, Mytilus edulis, Mytilus galloprovincialis, and Mytilus trossulus, have been recognized.
For the genus Mytilus, a 1600 km gap in fully documented locations existed between Kivalina in the southern Chukchi Sea and the Mackenzie River delta.
Genotype-specific selection within a hybrid population of the mussel genus Mytilus.
Furthermore, the unusual doubly uniparental inheritance of mitochondrial genomes found in the genus Mytilus (Zouros et al.
Bivalves of the genus Mytilus have a specific storage tissue, the mantle (containing two complementary types of cells), which undergoes seasonal variations in biochemical composition and in its cellular structure in relation to the reproductive cycle (Mathieu & Lubet 1993).
ABSTRACT The taxonomic status of the Chilean blue mussel Mytilus chilensis has been controversial for decades because of its phenotypic and genetic proximity to other species of the genus Mytilus from both hemispheres.
ABSTRACT Mussels of the genus Mytilus are ecologically and commercially important worldwide, and they form hybrid complexes where their distributions overlap.
Jones 1992, Mackie 1982), and mussels from the genus Mytilus, are commonly used as fishing bait (Rius & Cabra1 2004, Smith & Murray 2005).