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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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It should be noted that mussels were not attached by byssus during our feeding experiments, which may have impacted handling time (McClintock and Robnett, 1986).
tarantinon: "a garment made of diaphanous material woven from the byssus of the pinna.
These metabolites may act directly on the mussel inhibiting or stimulating byssus emission.
Unlike barnacles, which cement themselves tightly to the surfaces of rocks, piers or ships, the clamlike bivalves called mussels dangle more loosely from these surfaces, attached by a collection of fine filaments known as byssus threads.
Instead, the mussel anchors itself to a firm surface with a group of filaments called byssal threads or byssus, also known as the "beard" that has to be yanked off the shell before you start cooking.
The beds are formed of live mussels and dead shells, mixed with sand and mussel waste, and are all held together by byssus threads (the hair-like "beards" by which the mussels attach to the seabed).
Las fuentes documentales mencionan una fibra textil cuyo origen no queda claro, la lana marina o byssus (41).
5 to 2 cm length) of mussels were used as test animal and their attachment with the help of byssus thread was used as toxic criterion.
Mussels live in colonies, attaching themselves to rocks, piers, and oysters by filaments known as a byssus, or beard.
Rajitha Senaratne: Now we are starting a project - hatcheries in the lagoons to propagate 'sea baas' - (a name for many fish species of various families, including a name for Lates calcarifer) , Sea Cucumber, Mussel culture (Mussels are bivalve mollusks and are found attached to rocks or any other hard substratum by means of byssus thread secreted by the body.
The extensive byssus threads and dead mussel valves with persistent byssus, build and stabilize the up to 3 m high structures recognized as bioherms or mussel reefs (Wildish et al.
A byssal gland, on the proximal end of the foot, secretes a bundle of threads, termed the byssus by which the juvenile scallop anchors itself to an object.