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Induced adhesion in Crassostrea virginica larvae
Ukeles, R.; Rose, W.E. (1975). Induced adhesion in Crassostrea virginica larvae. Science (Wash.) 189(4196): 51-53
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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Keywords
    Culture media; Environmental effects; Larvae; Social behaviour; Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Ukeles, R.
  • Rose, W.E.

Abstract
    Normal motile veliger larvae of the oyster, C. virginica, were observed swimming in pairs or trios. Adhesion between animals is firm and has a specific orientation. This adhesion can be induced in low frequencies by culturing larvae at high densities, and in much higher frequencies by inclusion of an antibiotic mix in the seawater culture medium.

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