Interspecific comparison of the mechanical properties of mussel byssus.

@article{Brazee2006InterspecificCO,
  title={Interspecific comparison of the mechanical properties of mussel byssus.},
  author={Shanna L Brazee and Emily Carrington},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={211 3},
  pages={263-74}
}
Byssally tethered mussels are found in a variety of habitats, including rocky intertidal, salt marsh, subtidal, and hydrothermal vents. One key to the survival of mussels in these communities is a secure attachment, achieved by the production of byssal threads. Although many studies have detailed the unique biomechanical properties of byssal threads, only a few prevalent species have been examined. This study assesses the variation in the mechanical properties of byssus in a broad range of… CONTINUE READING

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