marine mussel


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Noun1.marine mussel - marine bivalve mollusk having a dark elongated shellmarine mussel - marine bivalve mollusk having a dark elongated shell; live attached to solid objects especially in intertidal zones
mussel - marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.
family Mytilidae, Mytilidae - marine mussels
edible mussel, Mytilus edulis - a mussel with a dark shell that lives attached to rocks
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Neurotoxicological effects on marine mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis caged at petrochemical contaminated areas (eastern Sicily, Italy): H-l NMR and immunohistochemical assays.
84 EMERSION AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON GROWTH RATES AND BYSSAL THREAD PRODUCTION IN TWO SYMPATRIC MARINE MUSSEL SPECIES
Lips, "Oxygen reduction metabolism by the digestive gland of the common marine mussel, Mytilus edulis L.," Journal of Experimental Zoology, vol.
An experiment with the marine mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis feeding on a toxic strain of Microcystis showed there was no mussel mortality during 4 days of exposure (MC-LR concentration = 1.5 [micro]g.[L.sup.-1]) (Amorim and Vasconcelos, 1999).
Ecotoxicologists Till Luckenbach and David Epel tested the inhibitory effect of six synthetic musks by exposing gills from the marine mussel, Mytilus californianus, to low concentrations of the compounds for two hours.
Genetics of physiological differentiation within the marine mussel genus Mytilus.
For the past 20 years, Waite has made it his business to learn how the marine mussel Mytilus edulis--the indigo-shelled bivalve that often ends up in soups and appetizers -- manufactures an underwater adhesive that ranks with the world's best.
The marine mussel Mytilus edulis is believed to exhibit a primary/secondary settlement pattern that allows plantigrades to relocate from algae onto adult beds after a period of growth (Bayne 1964).
Other available studies have usually been conducted on common marine mussel species such as Meretrix meretrix Katelysia opima Mytilus viridis and Mytilus edulis and freshwater species D.
Here, however, we show that nitromusks and polycyclic musks inhibit the activity of multidrug efflux transporters responsible for multixenobiotic resistance (MXR) in gills of the marine mussel Mytilus californianus.

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