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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (6): 984–994.
Published: 15 March 2017
...Zeineb Bouhlel; Bertrand Genard; Neilly Ibrahim; Emily Carrington; José M. F. Babarro; Aynur Lok; Augusto A. V. Flores; Christian Pellerin; Réjean Tremblay; Isabelle Marcotte ABSTRACT Several bivalve species produce byssus threads to provide attachment to substrates, with mechanical properties...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (10): 1442–1448.
Published: 15 May 2009
...Trevor Pearce; Michael LaBarbera SUMMARY Mytilid bivalves employ a set of threads (the byssus) to attach themselves to both hard and soft substrates. In this study, we measured the mechanical properties of byssal threads from two semi-infaunal mytilids ( Geukensia demissa Dillwyn and Modiolus...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (10): 1449–1454.
Published: 15 May 2009
...Trevor Pearce; Michael LaBarbera SUMMARY The byssus is the set of proteinaceous threads widely used by bivalves to attach themselves to the substrate. Previous researchers have focused on a single byssate family, the Mytilidae. However, the properties of byssal threads from species outside...
Includes: Supplementary data
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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 (10): 1996–2003.
Published: 15 May 2006
...,University of Washington, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA 21 3 2006 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2006 2006 Mytilus byssus attachment strength material properties tenacity Mussels are well known for their ability to survive in hydrodynamically stressful environments...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (12): 1807–1817.
Published: 15 June 2002
... materials. Byssal threads clearly fall into the category of graded materials. Through the manipulation of gradients at the macro, micro and molecular levels, mytilids have constructed a material, the byssus, that adheres under water, can resist periodic exposure to the sun and air, yet is able to maintain...