The physiological ecology of two populations of Mytilus edulis L.

  title={The physiological ecology of two populations of Mytilus edulis L.},
  author={Brian L. Bayne and J. Widdows},
Seasonal cycles in the rates of oxygen consumption, feeding, absorption efficiency and ammonia-nitrogen excretion in two populations of Mytilus edulis were measured in the field under ambient conditions and related to body size, the gametogenic cycle, the concentration of suspended particulate matter in the water and temperature. Relationships between the various physiological variables are also considered and protein and energy budgets estimated. Both the “scope for growth” and the “relative… CONTINUE READING
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