High suspended solids as a factor in reproductive failure of a freshwater mussel

@inproceedings{Landis2013HighSS,
  title={High suspended solids as a factor in reproductive failure of a freshwater mussel},
  author={Gascho Landis and W. Haag and James A. Stoeckel},
  year={2013}
}
Elevated suspended solids are a widespread stressor of aquatic ecosystems, but their effects on growth and reproduction in freshwater mussels are largely unknown. We fertilized experimental ponds to create a gradient in total suspended solids (TSS) and examined the effects of TSS on growth, nutritional status, reproduction, and clearance rate in Ligumia subrostrata. The number of females that became gravid declined sharply with increasing TSS, and no gravid females were found in the highest TSS… CONTINUE READING

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