Mussels: Ecology, Life Habits and Control


Jarek Nowak (Editor)
Michal Kozlowski (Editor)

Series: Marine Biology
BISAC: SCI017000

Mussel is the common name used for members of several families of bivalvia mollusca, from saltwater and freshwater habitats. Mussels are economically and ecologically important as they play a key role in aquatic environments and are considered to be “ecosystem engineers.” In this book, the authors discuss the ecology, life habits and control of mussels. Topics include native and invasive mussels; paralytic shellfish toxins and lipophilic toxins and their interaction with the habitat of mussels in the South Pacific Ocean; mussels as a tool to monitor pollution; bioenergetic model predictions of actual growth and allometric transitions during ontogeny of juvenile blue mussels; the synthesis of vitellogenin in the mussel mytilus galloprovincialis; the Brachidontes solisiannus mussel and its re-colonization dynamics on a sandstone reef at Pernambuco, Brazil; and mussel farms in the Gulf of Naples. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Native and Invasive Mussels
(Slavka Stankovic, Mihajlo Jovic, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Life and Interaction of Hydrobiological Organisms (Mytilus sp.) with Harmful Algal Blooms: Composition, Distribution and Metabolism of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Toxins in the Austral Pacific Region
(Carlos Garcia, Nestor Lagos, Membrane Biochemistry Laboratory, Physiology and Biophysics Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, and others)

Mussels as a Tool to Monitor Pollution
(Elena Cubero-Leon, Corina M. Ciocan, Environmental Biology, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Hastings, United Kingdom)

Bioenergetic Model Predictions of Actual Growth and Allometric Transitions during Ontogeny of Juvenile Blue Mussels <i>Mytilus Edulis</i>
(Poul S. Larsen, Kim Lundgreen, Hans Ulrik Riisgård, DTU Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, and others)
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The Synthesis of Vitellogenin in the Mussel Mytilus Galloprovincialis: An Interdisciplinary Approach
(Marisa Agnese, Marina Prisco, Luigi Rosati, Mariailaria Verderame, Enrico De Meo, Ermelinda Limatola, Rosanna Del Gaudio, Serena Aceto, Piero Andreuccetti, Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy)

Brachidontes Solisianus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) Re-colonization Dynamics on a Sandstone Reef at Pernambuco – Brazil
(Mariana Alves de Guimaraens, Jessica Pires Sá Carneiro, Betty Rose de Araújo Luz, Janilson Felix da Silva, Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil, and others)

Mussel Farms in the Gulf of Naples (Campania, Southern Italy): Real Opportunity or a Risk to Consumers?
(Maria Grazia Esposito, Francesca Trinchella, Rosaria Scudiero, Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy)


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