Observations on the ligament of Mytilus edulis.

  • E R Trueman
  • Published 1950 in The Quarterly journal of microscopical science


1. The ligament of Mytilus edulis is situated between the valves of the shell imme diately below the dorsal margin and may be divided into two main layers, the inner and the outer, the principal features of which appear to correspond with those of other bivalves. 2. The outer layer is subjected to a tensile strain transverse to the longitudinal plane of the… (More)