Wound healing after excision of mantle tissue from the Akoya pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata.

@article{AcostaSalmn2006WoundHA,
  title={Wound healing after excision of mantle tissue from the Akoya pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata.},
  author={H{\'e}ctor Acosta-Salm{\'o}n and Paul C. Southgate},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={264-8}
}
Pearl oysters are usually sacrificed to donate mantle tissue for pearl production. However, if oysters are anaesthetized, they are able to survive mantle excision and regenerate this tissue. Mantle excision causes a large wound and severs the pallial artery that necessitates rapid wound repair to avoid death by bleeding. This study was undertaken to assess the wound healing process in the mantle of the Akoya pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata, following mantle excision. Forty-seven P. fucata were… CONTINUE READING