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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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Consequently, reproduction competes with byssal thread development and attachment strength in terms of energy allocation (Carrington 2002, Zardi et al.
Although byssal thread attachment may contribute to handling costs of P.
We predicted that growth rates of individual mussels will be negatively impacted by recurring stress, and that there are probably trade-offs in body mass and byssal thread production.
Qin and Buehler think the principle of the byssal thread could be used to make surgical sutures that can withstand pulses and irregular liquid flows.
These mucus threads are chemically, structurally, and functionally very different from byssal threads (Sigurdsson et al.
diomedea are tethered, and each byssal thread was attached to just one or a few particles (Meadows and Shand, 1989; Pelc and Alexander, 1999).
Effects of temperature on byssal thread production by the freshwater mussel, Dreissena polymorpha.
The proportional length of the proximal region of a byssal thread was different for the two species examined (P < 0.
In this paper we investigate the effects of hypoxia and low-frequency agitation on byssal thread production by D.