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A cytochemical and a biochemical index of stress in Mytilus edulis L.
Bayne, B.L.; Livingstone, D.R.; Moore, M.N.; Widdows, J. (1976). A cytochemical and a biochemical index of stress in Mytilus edulis L. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 7(12): 221-224
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
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Keywords
    Biochemistry; Biological stress; Energy; Enzymes; Growth; Indicator species; Nutrition; Pollution monitoring; Water temperature; Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Bayne, B.L.
  • Livingstone, D.R.
  • Moore, M.N.
  • Widdows, J., more

Abstract
    The stability of the lysosomes and the latency of lysosomal enzymes of Mytilus are responsive to temp and nutritive stressors. An empirical biochemical index of the molar concn ratio of taurine: glycine in the mussel's tissue is also sensitive to stress. Changes in both of these indices correlate with the amount of energy available to the mussel for growth and are useful indicators of the degree of stress experienced by Mytilus in the natural environment.

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