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Sodium channel mutation leading to saxitoxin resistance in clams increases risk of PSP
Bivalve molluscs, the primary vectors of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans, show marked inter-species variation in their capacity to accumulate PSP toxins (PSTs) which has a neural basis.Expand
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Differential effects of Aureococcus anophagefferens isolates ("brown tide") in unialgal and mixed suspensions on bivalve feeding
Abstract. Picoplanktonic brown tides of Aureococcus anophagefferens have had devastating effects on production of commercially exploited bivalve populations in shallow, mid-Atlantic estuaries in theExpand
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Chapter 8 Physiological ecology of Mercenaria mercenaria
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the physiological ecology of Mercenaria mercenaria with emphasis on feeding, nutrition, growth, and production. It also includes a review of whole-organismExpand
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Aureococcus anophagefferens: Causes and ecological consequences of brown tides in U.S. mid‐Atlantic coastal waters
Aureococcus anophagefferens is a picoplankionic alga that since 1985 has bloomed in coastal embayments of the western mid-Atlantic, ranging from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, to Barnegat Bay, NewExpand
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Influence of algal and suspended sediment concentrations on the feeding physiology of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria
Short-term laboratory feeding experiments were conducted to determine the response of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria (L.) (32 mm in mean shell length) to increasing sediment concentrations.Expand
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Survival, growth and pathology of juvenile oysters, Crassostrea virginica, in off-bottom culture at Oyster Bay and Fishers Island, New York, were monitored during the summer of 1991 to document andExpand
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Uptake and fate of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins from the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima in the bay scallop Argopecten irradians
Bivalve molluscs can acquire diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins via ingestion of toxigenic dinoflagellates. The dynamics and fate of DSP toxins were investigated in the bay scallopExpand
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Recurrent and persistent brown tide blooms perturb coastal marine ecosystem
Throughout the summers of 1985 and 1986 a small (2–3 μm diameter), previously underscribed chrysophyte bloomed monospecifically (>109 cells 1−1) in Long Island embayments. The bloom colored the waterExpand
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Seasonal partitioning and utilization of energy reserves in two age classes of the bay scallop Argopecten irradians irradians (Lamarck)
Abstract Seasonal cycles in body component indices, reproductive condition (determined histologically), and storage and utilization of protein, lipid and carbohydrate reserves in various tissueExpand
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