Microtopography and antifouling properties of the shell surface of the bivalve molluscs Mytilus galloprovincialis and Pinctada imbricata.

@article{Scardino2003MicrotopographyAA,
  title={Microtopography and antifouling properties of the shell surface of the bivalve molluscs Mytilus galloprovincialis and Pinctada imbricata.},
  author={Andrew Scardino and Rocky de Nys and Odette Ison and Wayne O'Connor and Peter Steinberg},
  journal={Biofouling},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 Suppl},
  pages={221-30}
}
Biofouling rapidly covers most submerged surfaces in the marine environment. However, some marine organisms remain clean despite strong fouling pressure. Potential physical inhibitors of fouling were investigated by comparing the thickness, cover, and microtopographic structure of the periostracum of two bivalve molluscs, the blue mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis, and the pearl oyster, Pinctada imbricata. The cover and thickness of the periostracum were measured on four size classes of each… CONTINUE READING
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