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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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Mature individuals continued to gain weight, but byssi did not increase in diameter, suggesting the existence of a threshold for the BD in larger oysters.
Byssi were removed from each adult oyster by first forcing open the shells about 3 cm with a pair of pearl oyster openers.
The repetitive nature of Dpfp1 is shared by many of the structural proteins of marine byssi. Two of three characterized Dopa-containing byssal proteins in Mytilus are known to be composed almost entirely of tandem repeats.