The dispersal of young post-larval bivalve mollusks by byssus
Many researchers have studied mussel glue before," Qin said, referring to the sticky substance that anchors byssus
threads to a surface.
1) from Mytilus edulis byssus
gland: purification, partial characterization and application for screening products with potential antifouling activities.
This can be achieved acoustically over the region SWB, by backscatter contrast mapping for mussel reefs, which form as a result of the interaction between tidally moved sand and the long-term anchoring effect of horse mussel byssus
, but not for mussel populations in other geological provinces where backscatter contrasts are notably absent.
The scallop can cast off the byssus
at will, move, and soon produce another.
What's more, it was a chemical match with the mussels' own byssus
, the researchers report in the Jan.
KEY WORDS: ocean acidification, temperature, mussels, Mytilus coruscus, byssus
binds more powerfully, more rapidly and more persistently to more hard surfaces than any synthetic adhesive for underwater applications, Waite says.
They grow in large colonies on gravel, rocks, or any firm surface; each is bound to the bed by a tuft of another threads called the byssus
Scallops of the smallest sizes were either collected as free-swimming individuals or were found attached by their byssus
either in crevices or to the underside of rocks.
Moreover, many other silk-like biomaterials such as elastin, collagen, byssus
, resilin, and other repetitive proteins have similar features to spider silk protein.
It soon drops the byssus
and maintains itself beneath the sediment surface with its foot (Carriker, 1961).