Match/mismatch between the Mytilus edulis larval supply and seston quality: effect on recruitment.

@article{Toupoint2012MatchmismatchBT,
  title={Match/mismatch between the Mytilus edulis larval supply and seston quality: effect on recruitment.},
  author={Nicolas Toupoint and Lisandre Gilmore-Solomon and François Bourque and Bruno Myrand and Fabrice Pernet and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Olivier and R{\'e}jean Tremblay},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 8},
  pages={1922-34}
}
We considered Cushing's match/mismatch theory in a heterotrophic environment and hypothesized that settlement and recruitment success in blue mussel are higher when the food supply is rich in polyunsaturated and essential fatty acids (PUFA/EFA). To test this hypothesis, we monitored larval development as well as fatty acid composition in trophic resources during two successive reproductive seasons. The decoupling we found between the presence of competent larvae in the water column and… CONTINUE READING

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