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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (5): 881–890.
Published: 01 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 (2002) 205 (12): 1807–1817.
Published: 15 June 2002
... domains. The significance of this may lie in the ability of M. galloprovincialis to utilize more metal chelate cross-links, which have been implicated in byssal thread stability. M. edulis threads are typically twice the length and diameter of M. galloprovincialis threads and appear to contain nearly 10...