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tuft of strong filaments by which e


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In mussels, the inclusion of DOPA in byssal thread adhesive proteins is thought to be mediated by a tyrosinase (Guerette et al., 2013).
To describe the effect of light on the locomotion and byssal reattachment of pearl oyster Pteria penguin juveniles, observations were carried out first under unnatural light-dark cycles (6 h) that are known to affect natural circadian clocks and development (Vallone et al.
3) Are there tradeoffs between growth in body mass and growth of byssal threads, the protein-rich extensions used to anchor individuals to the rock?
These sequences, with many repetitive "G," are different from those of other fibrous or elastic proteins, such as "GGFGGMGGGX" of abduction [12], "GAGAGS," "APGVGV," and "GPGGG" of silk fibroin, elastin, and mussel byssal thread, respectively [23, 24].
The key, they found, lies not in the glue that the mussel uses to attach its beard to a surface, but in the intrinsic nature of the byssal threads themselves.
The effective concentration ([EC.sub.50]) of methanolic extract for 50% inhibition of byssal production and attachment of brown mussel P.
A byssal gland, on the proximal end of the foot, secretes a bundle of threads, termed the byssus by which the juvenile scallop anchors itself to an object.
Five years later, and having figured out that mussels get their super grip by secreting proteins known as byssal threads, Li and his colleagues are on the forefront of the woodworking industry's latest adhesive alternative, which Li says would work especially well in plywood manufacturing.
Masses of kelp and epifaunal animals in windrows showed instances in which small-bodied individual Mytilus had fastened themselves to the bases of more massive, already attached Laminaria plants by byssal threads, and instances of the reverse, in which young individual Laminaria had anchored themselves by holdfast to valves of attached Mytilus.
The larvae readily attach to the byssal threads of juveniles and adults, but may also settle on bryozoans, hydroids, filiform algae, and other filamentous substrates (Lutz and Kennish, 1992).
It attaches itself to a rock with thin strands of "glue" called byssal (BISS-ul) threads.
Specific variations from age class in months of total biomass (B,g), total production (P, g), somatic production (Ps, g), gamete production (Pg, g), organic production by the shell (Pc, g), byssal production (Pb, g).
In the laboratory, mussel recruits were detached from the plastic mesh by dissolving their byssal attachments in jars of bleach for 5 min, shaking the jar, and then pouring the contents of the jar through a 53-[[micro]meter] sieve (method of B.
Mussels, before they end up on a seafood lover's plate, use fibers known as byssal threads to tether themselves (SN: 1/5/91, p.
To test these hypotheses, we evaluated mussel bed characteristics, byssal thread production, bivalve shell morphology, and shell strength of Mytilus edulis within the Damariscotta River, a 20-km estuary along the central coast of Maine, USA.