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see clamclam,
common name for certain bivalve mollusks, especially for marine species that live buried in mud or sand and have valves (the two pieces of the shell) of equal size.
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Development of microsatellites for hard clam species in the future should be performed de novo.
Knobbed Channeled whelk whelk Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) eggs extracted with FSW X X Hard clam (Mercenaria rnercenaria) tissue X Horseshoe crab hemolymph X X Horseshoe crab eggs extracted with 50 mM Tris X buffer solution, <30 kDa and >30 kDa molecular weight fractions of horseshoe crab eggs produced by ultrafiltration, and the molecular weight fractions recombined
The distribution and density of the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, on the Georgia coast.
Usually, the oyster and soft clam occupy the brackish areas, whereas the hard clam and bay scallop occupy zones where salinities exceed 150100.
2012) demonstrates that shell isolates of newly recruited hard clam contain distinct elemental signatures that can be used to assign individuals to their site of collection seasonally with very high levels of accuracy at even smaller spatial scales (~12 km).
The hard clams reach sexual maturity at a size of about 35 mm in shell length (Eversole 2001, MacKenzie et al.
virginica: SH, 24-95 mm; SD, 12-35 mm) and 36 hard clams (M.
Hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) mariculture in South Carolina: a commercial scale demonstration project.
KEY WORDS: quahog, hard clam, microsatellite, aquaculture, genome mapping, population genetics, Mercenaria mercenaria
This article summarizes results of a field experiment that was conducted to compare the performance of 2 local hard clam seed strains in QPX enzootic waters of New York state (Raritan Bay).
The northern quahog, or hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, ranges from Prince Edward Island and the southern Gulf of St.