Secretion of byssal threads in Mytilus galloprovincialis: quantitative and qualitative values after spawning stress

@article{Babarro2009SecretionOB,
  title={Secretion of byssal threads in Mytilus galloprovincialis: quantitative and qualitative values after spawning stress},
  author={Jos{\'e} M. F. Babarro and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Fern{\'a}ndez Reiriz},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2009},
  volume={180},
  pages={95-104}
}
The effect of spawning events of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis on both quantitative and qualitative values of byssus secretion and its associated attachment force was investigated. Byssogenesis rates and absorption efficiency values were significantly reduced after spawning of individuals. However, the maintenance of individuals under sub-optimal… CONTINUE READING