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byssus

the threads which attach certain molluscs to the SUBSTRATE (2) or the stalk in some fungi.
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The byssi dissected from Pteria penguin were strong, with a very solid single stem and several deposits of plaques that had adopted the shape of the substrata (Fig.
To complement the growth analysis by adding individuals younger than 1 y old, SL data for sessile juveniles with byssi also were fitted into the von Bertalanffy growth model.
The repetitive nature of Dpfp1 is shared by many of the structural proteins of marine byssi.