byssus

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tuft of strong filaments by which e

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Relationships between attached number of byssus thread, frequency of shed byssus, and time were tested using logarithmic regressions.
Byssus threads, they found, are composed of a well-designed combination of soft, stretchy material on one end and much stiffer material on the other.
By slightly varying the composition of the preadhesive, the mussel gives extra elasticity to byssus threads at the shell end.
Observations on the rate of production and mechanical properties of the byssus threads of Mytilus edulis.
Among their functions are camouflage, protection against desiccation, fouling by byssus threads produced by conspecifics, and predation from encrusting and boring organisms.