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Life in the extreme

...iosis with mussels. Symbiotic associations between bivalves (mussels) and bacteria allow the former to benefit from the bacteria's ability to chemosynthetically (without light) derive energy from the chemical compounds produced and use this energy to ensure primary production. "In the bivalve species Idas...

Study reveals details of mussels' tenacious bonds

...s. Little is known, however, about exactly how the bivalves achieve this amazing feat. In a paper to be published online the week of Aug. 14 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Northwestern University research team sheds new light on the adhesive strategies of mussels, information that...

The diversity of marine life in the Gulf of Maine region is much greater than previously thought

...t-shelled clam. It is one of 110 known species of bivalves in the Gulf of Maine region, a class of species that also includes mussels, quahogs, and scallops. One of the Gulf of Maine's tastiest delights, the American lobster, is just one species among 441 species known as arthropods ?creatures with jointe...

Paleontologists learn how not to become a fossil

...e data," she said. The PNAS co-authors focused on bivalves (clams, scallops, oysters, cockles and their kin), because they serve paleontologists the way geneticists use mice or fruit flies as model systems. Jablonski called the clam "a real bellweather" for understanding many long-term changes in biodiversit...

Edible bivalves as a source of human pathogens: signals between vibrios and the bivalve host.

...eractions between vibrios and the immune system of bivalves has been recently highlighted by scientists from the Universities of Genova and Urbino (Italy) in Environmental Microbiology. Carla Pruzzo, from the University of Genova explains: "In bivalves, immunity is carried out by circulating haemocytes and s...

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