Following the heart: temperature and salinity effects on heart rate in native and invasive species of blue mussels (genus Mytilus).

  title={Following the heart: temperature and salinity effects on heart rate in native and invasive species of blue mussels (genus Mytilus).},
  author={Caren E Braby and George N Somero},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={209 Pt 13},
The three species of blue mussels, Mytilus trossulus Gould 1850, M. edulis Linnaeus 1758 and M. galloprovincialis Lamarck 1819, have distinct global distribution patterns that are hypothesized to reflect differences in their tolerances of temperature and salinity. We examined effects on heart rate (beats min(-1)) of acute exposure and acclimation to different combinations of temperature and salinity to test this hypothesis and, in the context of the invasive success of M. galloprovincialis, to… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 84 extracted citations

The environmentally tuned transcriptomes of Mytilus mussels.

The Journal of experimental biology • 2015
View 14 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Effects of temperature change on mussel, Mytilus.

Integrative zoology • 2012
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 45 references

Ecological gradients and relative abundance of native ( Mytilus trossulus ) and invasive ( M . galloprovincialis ) blue mussels in the California hybrid zone

C. E. Braby, G. N. Somero
Mar . Biol . • 2006

Temperature adaptation of cytosolic malate dehydrogenases from native and invasive species of marine mussels ( genus Mytilus ) : implications for biogeographic patterning and invasive success

P. A. Fields, E. L. Rudomin, G. N. Somero
J . Exp . Biol . • 2006

Physiological ecology of native and invasive blue mussels ( Genus Mytilus ) in Central California

C. E. Braby

Influence of age and size on pumping activity and stress resistance in the marine bivalve Mytilus edulis L

A. A. Sukhotin, D. L. Lajus, P. A. Lesin
J . Exp . Mar . Biol . Ecol . • 2003

Laboratory hybridization of the mussels , Mytilus trossulus and M . galloprovincialis : larval growth , survival and early development

S. E. Matson, J. P. Davis, K. K. Chew
J . Shellfish Res . • 2003

The geography of marine larval dispersal : coupling genetics with finescale physical oceanography

M. R. Gilg, T. J. Hilbish
Ecology • 2003

Ecophysiological aspects of cardiac activity in the subtropical mussel Perna viridis ( L . ) ( Bivalvia : Mytilidae )

S. Nicholson
J . Exp . Mar . Biol . Ecol . • 2002

Ontogenetic changes in hyposaline tolerance in the mussels Mytilus edulis and M . trossulus : implications for distribution

J. W. Qiu, R. Tremblay, E. Bourget
Mar . Ecol . Prog . Ser . • 2002

The effects of coastal and estuarine conditions on the physiology and survivorship of the mussels Mytilus edulis , M . trossulus and their hybrids

J. P. A. Gardner, R. J. Thompson
J . Exp . Mar . Biol . Ecol . • 2001

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…