|Physiological indices of stress in Mytilus edulis|
Widdows, J. (1978). Physiological indices of stress in Mytilus edulis. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 58(1): 125-142
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
Biological stress; Environmental effects; Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Marine
Multiple regression equations and response surfaces are used to describe the combined effects of body size, food concentration, acclimation temperature and season on physiological integrations such as the scope for growth, growth efficiency and O:N ratio. Maintenance and optimum ration levels are estimated for M. Edulis adapted to different factor combinations. Response surfaces illustrate the validity and sensitivity of the physiological integrations in quantifying the 'physiological condition' and the degree of stress experienced, under conditions ranging from near-optimal, through sub-lethal to lethal.