Pinctada

Known as: Pearl Oyster, Oysters, Pearl, pearl-oysters 
A genus of pearl oysters in the family Pteriidae, class BIVALVIA. Both cultured and natural pearls are obtained from species in the genus. They are… (More)
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2014
2014
Black pearl farming is based on culture of the blacklip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera (Mollusca, lophotrochozoa), a… (More)
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2013
2013
Generation of large mate-pair libraries is necessary for de novo genome assembly but the procedure is complex and time-consuming… (More)
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2010
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2010
The shell of the pearl-producing bivalve Pinctada margaritifera is composed of an organic cell-free matrix that plays a key role… (More)
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2010
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2010
Freshwater pearl mussels (Margartifera margaritifera L.) are among the most critically threatened freshwater bivalves worldwide… (More)
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2003
2003
The calcitic prisms of the shells of two bivalves, Pinna and Pinctada, are considered simple prisms according to some… (More)
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2000
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2000
We have cloned the cDNAs that encode two kinds of molluscan shell matrix proteins, namely N66 and N14, in the nacreous layer of… (More)
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2000
2000
The spatial distribution patterns of freshwater pearl mussels, Margaritifera margaritifera (L.), in the River Kerry, north… (More)
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