María José Fernández-Reiriz

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Trophic interactions between Mytilus chilensis and the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella were studied over a 21-day period to determine the absorption kinetics of biochemical components and the enzymatic activity of the digestive gland (i.e. amylase, cellulase complex, laminarinase and protease). For the duration of the experiment, logarithmic(More)
The influence of both the lipid composition of microalgal diets and commercial flours on the lipid classes and fatty acids of Ruditapes decussatus spat was studied. These aspects of the nutritional value of the diets were discussed in relation to the growth of the spat. Four diets were tested; Diet A, composed of 100% of the daily food ration of microalgae;(More)
Fatty acid profiles of seeds of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis originating from two habitats (rocky shore and subtidal) were compared after transfer to the same habitat (subtidal). The objective was to study the initial levels of different fatty acids of metabolic importance and, furthermore, the variability of these fatty acids over the experimental(More)
Adult specimens of two species of clams, Ruditapes decussatus and Venerupis pullastra, were starved for 84 days to determine the effect of starvation on their metabolism. The energy cost of metabolism in starvation was assessed using the oxygen consumption rates (respiration rates) of the clams and assessing the type of fuel used to provide this energy by(More)
This study evaluates the effect of temperature, coupled with ingestion rate, on the dynamics of biochemical components and lipid classes in R. philippinarum. The data are discussed with regard to sexual development and energy balance. Experimental protocol developed in the present study used two groups of the clam R. philippinarum: L (temperatures of 14(More)
Digestive enzyme activities (amylase, cellulase, laminarinase and protease) were analysed in mussels (Mytilus chilensis) from intertidal and subtidal habitats in Yaldad Bay, Chiloé, Chile. In order to analyse the effects of the past-feeding history (origin) and new nutritional conditions (habitat) on these enzymatic activities, a cross-over transplant was(More)
We analyzed absorption efficiency (AE) and digestive enzyme activity (amylase, cellulase complex, and laminarinase) of the infaunal bivalve Tagelus dombeii originating from two geographic sites, Corral-Valdivia and Melinka-Aysén, which have different long-term paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) exposure rates. We report the effects of past feeding history(More)
Argopecten purpuratus is a bivalve filter feeder inhabiting protected areas of the Peruvian coastline and northern and central Chile. The species is commercially valuable and the natural stocks are over-exploited in Chile, mainly in the central region. Expansion of aquaculture farms to the geographically protected coastline of southern Chile is a potential(More)
Mussel seed (Mytilusgalloprovincialis) gathered from the intertidal and subtidal environments of a Galician embayment (NW, Spain) were maintained in the laboratory during five months to select fast (F) and slow (S) growing mussels. The physiological basis underlying inter-individual growth variations were compared for F and S mussels from both origins. Fast(More)
The effects of the storage temperature (-18 degrees C and -40 degrees C) and the addition of butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) on the different classes of lipids (phospholipids, triacylglycerides, free fatty acids, sterols and sterol esters plus waxes) and the fatty acid composition of minced (8 and 12 mm) and whole rayfish wing muscle stored for 1 year in the(More)