Studies on the Metal-Containing Granules in the Mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis and Velesunio angasi

Researchers: Stanley, Frances (Author) ,  Stanley, Frances, Dr (Author)

Brief description Mussels were obtained from Cockburn Sound, WA; Derwent River Estuary, Tasmania and Copperfield Creek, NT from July 1993 to be used in a variety of experiments to test the hypothesis that metal-containing granules in the kidney of Mytilus galloprovincialis are used as a detoxification mechanism for excess zinc and to explore the validity of using the granules as a biomarker for excess zinc. Velesunio angasi was also investigated.

Lineage Maintenance and Update Frequency: notPlanned

Lineage Statement: For detailed methodology see individual dataset lineage.

Notes Credit
West Coast Mussels; Murdoch University; APRA scholarship; Thumbnail image from CSIRO Marine Research

Notes Purpose
To explore the validity of using granules in mussels as a biomarker for excess zinc.

Data time period: 1993-07

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