Dreissena polymorpha

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Noun1.Dreissena polymorpha - inch long mollusk imported accidentally from Europe; clogs utility inlet pipes and feeds on edible freshwater mussels
freshwater clam, freshwater mussel - bivalve mollusk abundant in rivers of central United States
Dreissena, genus Dreissena - zebra mussels
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According to the paper, particularly damaging examples of worldwide species which have been spread through these channels include: the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha and the Asian clam Potamocorbula amurensis in the US, the comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Black and Azov Seas, and the toxic dinoflagellate Gymnodinium catenatum and the northern Pacific sea star Asterias amurensis in Australia
(2017) provide an updated overview of ecotoxicological and pollution monitoring studies of the main freshwater and marine biomonitors, i.e., the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas)) and blue mussel (Mytilus edulis L.), respectively.
The culprit: Two mussels, Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena bugenis, the zebra mussel and quagga mussel.
The present study was devoted to the early (trochophore and veliger) neurodevelopmental events of an invasive bivalve species, the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, with special attention to 5-HT- and FMRFamide-containing cells, respectively, two pivotal signal molecules playing various roles in the regulatory processes of molluscs.
Invasive Zebra Mussels Dreissena polymorpha and Quagga Mussels Dreissena rostriformis bugensis became established in the 1980s and 1990s (Nalepa et al., 2001), filtering plankton from the water column, therefore increasing water clarity.
Histological analysis of trematodes in Dreissena polymorpha: their location, pathogenicity and distinguishing morphological characteristics.
2006), and the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) (Veneroida: Dreissenidae), both of which invaded the Great Lakes and became important in the diet of turtles (Bulte & Bloudin-Demers 2008) and other predators such as birds (Petrie & Knapton 1999) in this region.
Assessment of the potential cyto-genotoxicity of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac on the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha).
Another aquatic invasive species that is difficult to eradicate is the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha).
The highly invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) was introduced to North America in 1987 in Lake St.