A Xenograft Mantle Transplantation Technique for Producing a Novel Pearl in an Akoya Oyster Host


The brightness and color of pearls varies among different pearl-producing shellfish and have been a source of human fascination since ancient times. When produced through cultivation, the characteristics and quality of a pearl depend on the kind of shellfish used and also the transplanted mantle graft. This suggests that the Akoya pearl oyster, which is… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10126-013-9525-0


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