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Population genetics of the freshwater mussel, Amblema plicata (Say 1817) (Bivalvia: Unionidae): Evidence of high dispersal and post-glacial colonization
Over 70% of North American freshwater mussel species (families Unionidae and Margaritiferidae) are listed as threatened or endangered. Knowledge of the genetic structure of target species isExpand
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Changes Over Time in the Diversity and Distribution of Freshwater Mussels (Unionidae) in the Grand River, Southwestern Ontario
Abstract The Grand River, a major tributary to Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario, historically supported a diverse and abundant freshwater mussel fauna, with 34 species recorded from the system sinceExpand
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Effect of sampling effort on the efficiency of the timed search method for sampling freshwater mussel communities
Qualitative sampling is recommended over quantitative sampling when the objective of a mussel survey is to find rare or endangered species. Although advice on how to conduct quadrat surveys isExpand
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Population genetics and phylogeography of freshwater mussels in North America, Elliptio dilatata and Actinonaias ligamentina (Bivalvia: Unionidae)
Extrinsic and intrinsic forces combined shape the population structure of every species differently. Freshwater mussels are obligate parasites to a host fish during a juvenile stage (glochidia).Expand
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Influence of biological factors on concentrations of metals in the tissues of freshwater mussels (Elliptio complanata and Lampsilis radiata radiata) from the St. Lawrence River
Les etudes menees sur les bivalves marins ont montre que les facteurs biologiques peuvent avoir une influence notable sur la bioaccumulation des metaux par ces organismes, mais il n'existeExpand
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Characteristics of a Refuge for Native Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Lake St. Clair
ABSTRACT The Lake St. Clair delta (∼100 km2) provides an important refuge for native freshwater mussels (Unionidae) wherein 22 of the ∼35 historical species co-occur with invasive dreissenids. AExpand
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Changes in the Biodiversity of Freshwater Mussels in the Canadian Waters of the Lower Great Lakes Drainage Basin Over the Past 140 Years
Abstract Severe declines in the diversity and abundance of freshwater mussels have been documented over the past century in the United States. Although similar trends might be expected in Canada,Expand
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Toxicity of leachate from automobile tires to aquatic biota
A laboratory study was conducted to determine if automobile tires immersed in fresh water leach chemicals which are toxic to aquatic biota. Three tire types were examined - tires obtained from aExpand
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Toxicity of aqueous and sediment-associated fluoride to freshwater organisms.
Inorganic fluorides were declared toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act in 1993 based on their potential to cause long-term harmful effects in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, butExpand
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