Heat challenges can enhance population tolerance to thermal stress in mussels: a potential mechanism by which ship transport can increase species invasiveness

  title={Heat challenges can enhance population tolerance to thermal stress in mussels: a potential mechanism by which ship transport can increase species invasiveness},
  author={Mark Lenz and Yasser Ahmed and Jo{\~a}o Canning‐Clode and Eli{\'e}cer D{\'i}az and Sandra Eichhorn and Armin G. Fabritzek and Bernardo A.P. da Gama and Mauro Garc{\'i}a and Karen von Juterzenka and Patrik Kraufvelin and Susanne Machura and Lisa Oberschelp and Filipa Paiva and Miguel A. Penna and Felipe Vit{\'o}rio Ribeiro and Martin Thiel and Daniel Wohlgemuth and Neviaty Putri Zamani and Martin Wahl},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
It is unclear whether transport by human vectors can increase the robustness of translocated populations and thereby enhance their invasiveness. To test this concept, we investigated the effect of heat stress on the tolerance of mussel populations towards a second stress event of the same kind. The heat challenges we mimicked can be faced by marine invertebrates that are transported through regions with high sea surface temperatures on ship hulls or in ballast water tanks. The study included 5… 
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Heat Stress in the Intertidal: Comparing Survival and Growth of an Invasive and Native Mussel Under a Variety of Thermal Conditions
  • K. Schneider
  • Environmental Science
    The Biological Bulletin
  • 2008
The physiological effects of thermal stress in both low tide and high tide conditions are compared between Mytilus galloprovincialis, a worldwide mussel invader, and M. trossulus, a sibling species and results suggest that as climates shift due to global warming, the temperatures favorable to M. gallopovincialis will become more common.
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