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Marine Mussels: Ecology, Physiology, Genetics and Culture

Marine Mussels: Ecology, Physiology, Genetics and Culture

Elizabeth Gosling

ISBN: 978-1-119-29393-4

Apr 2020

500 pages


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The proposed volume will not just focus on marine mussels in the genus Mytilus but will incorporate research on other commercially important marine genera such as Perna, Aulacomya and Choromytilus as well as non-commercial genera such as Modiolus, Geukensia, Brachidontes and hydrothermal vent Bathymodiolus species. The book will therefore have a broader scope and content than the author’s previous book The Mussel Mytilus.

The topics covered in individual chapters will include phylogeny & evolution; morphology; ecology; feeding; reproduction, settlement & recruitment; growth; circulation, respiration, excretion & osmoregulation; mussels as monitors of marine contaminants; genetics; culture; disease, parasites & public health.