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Ecology of fouling-organisms: a detailed study of Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Bivalvia, Dreissenidea)

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Dutch title: Ecologie van fouling-organismen: een detailstudie van Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Bivalvia, Dreissenidae)
Period: October 2003 till September 2007
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Biofouling; Biofouling; Biology; Ecology
Taxonomic term: Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) [WoRMS]

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more, co-ordinator

Mytilopsis leucophaeata, the brackish water mussel, is used as Model species for the study of biofouling-control in the cooling water conduits at BASF. Knowledge of the population dynamics of the species and the driving forces behind it will result in a more effective use of chemicals, and, if possible, the use of biological methods to control biofouling of M. Leucophaeata

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