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)
The biochemical composition (proteins, carbohydrates, glycogen, total lipids and lipid classes) of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis was investigated during an experimental culture using mussel seed from areas with different degree of exposure to the Prestige oil spill. The aim of the study was to identify alterations in the biochemical composition of(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)
This study describes the physiological performance of two populations of the razor clam Tagelus dombeii from two geographic areas with different histories of exposure to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) linked to the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella. Clams from Melinka-Aysén, which are frequently exposed to PSP, were not affected by the(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)
Rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis), maintained on baker's yeast, were fed for 24h upon two algal diets, Isochrysis galbana (diet A) and Isochrysis galbana + Nannochloropsis gaditana (diet B). (These algal diets were selected for their potential use as essential fatty acid (EFA) boosters, taking into account the requirements of fish larvae). The effect of(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)