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Temperature effects on byssal thread production in the mussel, Mytilus trossulus
(Friday Harbor Labs, 2012-12)
Mussels attach themselves to hard substrates by extruding thin, strong, and flexible hair- like attachments known as byssal threads, which are anchored in place with small adhesive plaques. While many studies have examined how multiple abiotic variables affect mussel attachment strength, few have performed extensive single ...