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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (10): jeb243813.
Published: 31 May 2022
... mollusks respond to chronic mechanical stress. Once a week for 7 months, we compressed whole live California mussels ( Mytilus californianus ) for 15 cycles at ∼55% of their predicted one-time breaking force, a treatment known to cause fatigue damage in shells. We found mussels repaired their shells...
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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (19): jeb242681.
Published: 14 October 2021
.... We studied the capacity for repair in the intertidal mussel Mytilus californianus by compressing live mussels for 15 cycles at ∼79% of their predicted strength (critically fracturing 46% of shells), then allowing the survivors 0, 1, 2 or 4 weeks to repair. Immediately after fatigue loading, mussel...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (10): jeb220277.
Published: 27 May 2020
... catastrophic fracture. This test does not capture the potential role of fatigue, a process by which chronic or repeated, low-magnitude forces weaken and break a structure. We quantified the strength and fatigue resistance of California mussel ( Mytilus californianus ) shells. Shells were fatigue tested until...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (12): 1822–1833.
Published: 1 June 2015
..., we review the major contributions in this field, and we focus on studies of mussels in the genus Mytilus , which are well-established models for the study of ecological physiology in fluctuating environments. Our review is organized into four main sections. First, we illustrate how the abiotic forces...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (10): 1442–1448.
Published: 15 May 2009
... mussel byssus byssal threads Mytilidae biomechanics material properties A number of marine bivalves attach themselves to the substrate by means of a set of secreted threads, collectively termed the byssus. Although byssal threads seem to have initially evolved to aid in larval dispersal...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (24): 4307–4318.
Published: 15 December 2007
...Matthew J. Harrington; J. Herbert Waite SUMMARY The marine mussel Mytilus californianus Conrad inhabits the most wave-exposed regions of the rocky intertidal by dint of its extraordinary tenacity. Tenacity is mediated in large part by the byssus, a fibrous holdfast structure. M. californianus...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (5): 881–890.
Published: 1 March 2006
...Gretchen M. Moeser; Heather Leba; Emily Carrington SUMMARY The blue mussel Mytilus edulis maintains a strong attachment to the substrate in high energy environments by producing byssal threads. On the shores of Rhode Island, USA, mussel attachment strength increases twofold in spring compared...
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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (14): 2209–2218.
Published: 15 July 2000
...Vincent Parrino; David W. Kraus; Jeannette E. Doeller ABSTRACT The ribbed mussel Geukensia demissa inhabits intertidal Spartina grass marshes characterized by sulfide-rich sediments. Sulfide poisons aerobic respiration, and G. demissa may cope in this seemingly inhospitable environment by oxidizing...
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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (9): 1425–1431.
Published: 1 May 2000
...Kathryn J. Coyne; J. Herbert Waite ABSTRACT We recently described the cDNA sequence for a unique collagenous protein, preCol-P, in the byssal threads of the marine mussel Mytilus edulis . The translated amino acid sequence encodes an unprecedented block-copolymer-like sequence with a central...
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J Exp Biol (1999) 202 (14): 1953–1961.
Published: 15 July 1999
.... In ciliated gills from Geukensia demissa , a marine mussel from sulfide-rich sediments, sulfide oxidation supports cellular work. Evidence for this comes from measurements of ciliary beat frequency ( f CB ) as a measure of ATP turnover rate, the rate of gill oxygen consumption as a measure of ATP production...
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J Exp Biol (1998) 201 (18): 2575–2589.
Published: 15 September 1998
... between components of these systems. As a case study, we apply the model to the blue mussel Mytilus edulis by investigating the effect on performance of changes in the gap between neighboring tentacles. Our model suggests that the observed gaps between tentacles in M. edulis reflect flow-maximizing...
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J Exp Biol (1998) 201 (9): 1421–1431.
Published: 1 May 1998
...Douglas S. Neufeld; Stephen H. Wright ABSTRACT We acclimated the estuarine mussel Geukensia demissa to a regime of sinusoidal salinity cycling (12 h cycle between 100 % and 60 % seawater) and correlated changes in the volume of gill cells with changes in several indicators of the functional status...
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J Exp Biol (1996) 199 (4): 1005–1017.
Published: 1 April 1996
...Emily C. Bell; John M. Gosline ABSTRACT The competitive dominance of mussels in the wave-swept rocky intertidal zone is in part due to their ability to maintain a secure attachment. Mussels are tethered to the substratum by a byssus composed of numerous extracellular, collagenous threads secreted...