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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337153/defense-responses-to-short-term-hypoxia-and-seawater-acidification-in-the-thick-shell-mussel-mytilus-coruscus
#1
Yanming Sui, Yimeng Liu, Xin Zhao, Sam Dupont, Menghong Hu, Fangli Wu, Xizhi Huang, Jiale Li, Weiqun Lu, Youji Wang
The rising anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 results in the reduction of seawater pH, namely ocean acidification (OA). In East China Sea, the largest coastal hypoxic zone was observed in the world. This region is also strongly impacted by ocean acidification as receiving much nutrient from Changjiang and Qiantangjiang, and organisms can experience great short-term natural variability of DO and pH in this area. In order to evaluate the defense responses of marine mussels under this scenario, the thick shell mussel Mytilus coruscus were exposed to three pH/pCO2 levels (7...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334251/isolation-of-vibrionaceae-from-wild-blue-mussel-mytilus-edulis-adults-and-their-impact-on-blue-mussel-larviculture
#2
Mieke Eggermont, Peter Bossier, Gde Sasmita Julyantoro Pande, Vyshal Delahaut, Ali Md Rayhan, Nipa Gupta, Shikder Saiful Islam, Elsie Yumo, Nancy Nevejan, Patrick Sorgeloos, Bruno Gomez-Gil, Tom Defoirdt
The blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) is known as a robust mollusk species, although its larviculture appears to be highly susceptible to diseases. In this study, we isolated 17 strains from induced mortality events in healthy wild-caught blue mussel adults and demonstrated that they caused between 17 and 98% mortality in blue mussel larvae in a newly developed, highly controlled immersion challenge test model. Eight of the isolates belong to the Splendidus clade of vibrios, while the other isolates belong to the genus Photobacterium...
March 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316346/invasion-trajectory-of-pacific-oysters-in-the-northern-wadden-sea
#3
Karsten Reise, Christian Buschbaum, Heike Büttger, Johannes Rick, K Mathias Wegner
Invasion trajectories of introduced alien species usually begin with a long establishment phase of low abundance, often followed by exponential expansion and subsequent adjustment phases. We review the first 26 years of feral Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas around the island of Sylt in the Wadden Sea (North Sea, NE Atlantic), and reveal causal conditions for the invasion phases. Sea-based oyster farming with repeated introductions made establishment of feral oysters almost inevitable. Beds of mussels Mytilus edulis on mud flats offered firm substrate for attachment and ideal growth conditions around low tide level...
2017: Marine Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284552/mussels-as-bioindicators-of-diclofenac-contamination-in-coastal-environments
#4
S C Cunha, A Pena, J O Fernandes
Diclofenac a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) has been confirmed as an emerging contaminant in the aquatic environment. Toxicology studies have revealed that harmful effects may emerge from diclofenac presence not only for human health, but also for marine organisms, which implies its monitoring. To overcome the demanding challenges of diclofenac quantification in biotic aquatic species, a novel method for the determination of diclofenac in mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis and Mytilus edulis) and macroalgae (Laminaria digitata) using high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry was developed and validated according to the EC Decision 2002/657/EC...
March 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282459/nuclear-morphometry-and-ploidy-of-normal-and-neoplastic-haemocytes-in-mussels
#5
Francesca Carella, Gionata De Vico, Gabriel Landini
Haemic neoplasia (HN) in bivalves has been reported in association with mass mortality events in various species of molluscs. The aim of this work was to quantify the nuclear morphometry and DNA content of neoplastic cells of mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis affected by HN using nuclear densitometry in Feulgen-stained preparations. The results were also compared with a population of normal mussel haemocytes. We captured 256 images of 3 different neoplasia stages and 120 images of normal haemocytes; thus, a total of 120,166 nuclei were analysed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280946/efficacy-and-ecotoxicity-of-novel-anti-fouling-nanomaterials-in-target-and-non-target-marine-species
#6
Francisco Avelelas, Roberto Martins, Tânia Oliveira, Frederico Maia, Eliana Malheiro, Amadeu M V M Soares, Susana Loureiro, João Tedim
Biofouling is a global problem that affects virtually all the immersed structures. Currently, several novel environmentally friendly approaches are being tested worldwide to decrease the toxicity of biocides in non-fouling species, such as the encapsulation/immobilization of commercially available biocides, in order to achieve control over the leaching rate. The present study addresses the toxicity of two widely used booster biocides, zinc pyrithione (ZnPT) and copper pyrithione (CuPT), in its free and incorporated forms in order to assess their toxicity and anti-fouling efficacy in target and non-target species...
March 9, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273617/toxic-effects-of-the-antihistamine-cetirizine-in-mussel-mytilus-galloprovincialis
#7
Miguel Teixeira, Ângela Almeida, Vânia Calisto, Valdemar I Esteves, Rudolf J Schneider, Frederick J Wrona, Amadeu M V M Soares, Etelvina Figueira, Rosa Freitas
Recent studies have become increasingly focused on the assessment of pharmaceuticals occurrence in aquatic ecosystems, however the potential toxicity to non-target organisms is still largely unknown. The antihistamine cetirizine is a commonly used pharmaceutical, already detected in surface waters of marine aquatic systems worldwide. In the present study Mytilus galloprovincialis mussels were exposed to a range of cetirizine concentrations (0.3, 3.0, 6.0 and 12.0 μg/L), resembling moderate to highly contaminated areas, over 28 days...
March 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262668/rapid-self-assembly-of-complex-biomolecular-architectures-during-mussel-byssus-biofabrication
#8
Tobias Priemel, Elena Degtyar, Mason N Dean, Matthew J Harrington
Protein-based biogenic materials provide important inspiration for the development of high-performance polymers. The fibrous mussel byssus, for instance, exhibits exceptional wet adhesion, abrasion resistance, toughness and self-healing capacity-properties that arise from an intricate hierarchical organization formed in minutes from a fluid secretion of over 10 different protein precursors. However, a poor understanding of this dynamic biofabrication process has hindered effective translation of byssus design principles into synthetic materials...
March 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245981/rapid-uptake-biotransformation-esterification-and-lack-of-depuration-of-testosterone-and-its-metabolites-by-the-common-mussel-mytilus-spp
#9
Tamar I Schwarz, Ioanna Katsiadaki, Benjamin H Maskrey, Alexander P Scott
The presence of the vertebrate steroids, testosterone (T) and 17β-estradiol in mollusks is often cited as evidence that they are involved in the control of their reproduction. In this paper, we show that a likely source of T in at least one species, the common mussel (Mytilus spp.), is from uptake from water. When mussels were exposed to waterborne tritiated T ([(3)H]-T) in a closed container, the radioactivity decreased rapidly and exponentially until, by 24h, approximately 35% remained in the water. The rate of uptake of radiolabel could not be saturated by concentrations as high as 16...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238204/combining-hydrodynamic-modelling-with-genetics-can-passive-larval-drift-shape-the-genetic-structure-of-baltic-mytilus-populations
#10
Heiko Stuckas, Loreen Knöbel, Hanna Schade, Corinna Breusing, Hans-Harald Hinrichsen, Manuela Bartel, Klaudia Langguth, Frank Melzner
While secondary contact between Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus in North America results in mosaic hybrid zone formation, both species form a hybrid swarm in the Baltic. Despite pervasive gene flow, Baltic Mytilus species maintain substantial genetic and phenotypic differentiation. Exploring mechanisms underlying the contrasting genetic composition in Baltic Mytilus species will allow insights into processes such as speciation or adaptation to extremely low salinity. Previous studies in the Baltic indicated that only weak interspecific reproductive barriers exist and discussed the putative role of adaptation to environmental conditions...
February 26, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229634/biochemical-characterization-of-the-native-%C3%AE-carbonic-anhydrase-purified-from-the-mantle-of-the-mediterranean-mussel-mytilus-galloprovincialis
#11
Rosa Perfetto, Sonia Del Prete, Daniela Vullo, Giovanni Sansone, Carmela Barone, Mosè Rossi, Claudiu T Supuran, Clemente Capasso
A α-carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1) has been purified and characterized biochemically from the mollusk Mytilus galloprovincialis. As in most mollusks, this α-CA is involved in the biomineralization processes leading to the precipitation of calcium carbonate in the mussel shell. The new enzyme had a molecular weight of 50 kDa, which is roughly two times higher than that of a monomeric α-class enzyme. Thus, Mytilus galloprovincialis α-CA is either a dimer, or similar to the Tridacna gigas CA described earlier, may have two different CA domains in its polypeptide chain...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223161/molecular-characterization-of-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-irak4-gene-and-its-role-in-myd88-dependent-pathway
#12
Xueying Tang, Baoyu Huang, Linlin Zhang, Li Li, Guofan Zhang
Interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinases (IRAKs) play important roles in MyD88-dependent TLR signaling, the crucial innate immune pathway in molluscs. In this study, we examined the full-length IRAK4 genetic sequence in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) by molecular cloning. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that CgIRAK4 is most closely related to Mytilus edulis, and forms a clade with other molluscs. CgIRAK4 transcripts are widely expressed in all tissues, with the highest expression observed in the hemocytes and gill...
February 13, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211332/3-3-dichlorobiphenyl-non-aroclor-pcb-11-as-a-marker-of-non-legacy-pcb-contamination-in-marine-species-comparison-between-antarctic-and-mediterranean-bivalves
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Sarah Pizzini, Chiara Sbicego, Fabiana Corami, Marco Grotti, Emanuele Magi, Tiziano Bonato, Giulio Cozzi, Carlo Barbante, Rossano Piazza
In this study the accumulation of the 3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl (PCB-11) in monitoring organisms from the Antarctic and Mediterranean coastal environments has been investigated. This lesser-known PCB congener, unrelated to the industrial use of commercial mixtures, continues to be generated and released into the environment mainly as an unintentional by-product of pigment manufacturing. Specimens of the filter-feeders Adamussium colbecki from Terra Nova Bay and of Mytilus galloprovincialis and Ruditapes philippinarum from the north-western Adriatic coasts were collected and analyzed for PCB-11 by Gas Chromatography coupled both to Low-Resolution and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry (LRMS, HRMS)...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205590/antifouling-potential-of-nature-inspired-sulfated-compounds
#14
Joana R Almeida, Marta Correia-da-Silva, Emília Sousa, Jorge Antunes, Madalena Pinto, Vitor Vasconcelos, Isabel Cunha
Natural products with a sulfated scaffold have emerged as antifouling agents with low or nontoxic effects to the environment. In this study 13 sulfated polyphenols were synthesized and tested for antifouling potential using the anti-settlement activity of mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) plantigrade post-larvae and bacterial growth inhibition towards four biofilm-forming bacterial strains. Results show that some of these Nature-inspired compounds were bioactive, particularly rutin persulfate (2), 3,6-bis(β-D-glucopyranosyl) xanthone persulfate (6), and gallic acid persulfate (12) against the settlement of plantigrades...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203639/determination-of-kinetic-bioconcentration-in-mussels-after-short-term-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
#15
Ledicia Rey-Salgueiro, Elena Martínez-Carballo, Antonio Cid, Jesús Simal-Gándara
The kinetic bioconcentration of N-heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) after short waterborne exposure was studied. Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), its analogue azaarene 10-azabenzo[a]pyrene (AzaBaP), and their mixture (Mix), were selected to monitor the changes in water concentrations over three days. Decay of both PAHs concentrations in water after 24 h of waterborne exposure to mussels at levels of 10 and 100 μg/L follows a first order kinetic with half-lives of 4-5 h, with residual levels of PAHs below 7%...
January 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193588/variations-of-biomarkers-response-in-mussels-mytilus-galloprovincialis-to-low-moderate-and-high-concentrations-of-organic-chemicals-and-metals
#16
Lorena Perić, Vedrana Nerlović, Paula Žurga, Luka Žilić, Andreja Ramšak
The changes of acetylcholinesterase activity (AChE), metallothioneins content (MTs), catalase activity (CAT) and lipid peroxidation (LPO) were assessed after 4 days exposure of mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis to a wide range of sublethal concentrations of chlorpyrifos (CHP, 0.03-100 μg/L), benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P, 0.01-100 μg/L), cadmium (Cd, 0.2-200 μg/L) and copper (Cu, 0.2-100 μg/L). The activity of AChE in the gills decreased after exposure to CHP and Cu, whereas no change of activity was detected after exposure to B(a)P and Cd...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190523/valve-gape-behaviour-of-mussels-mytilus-edulis-exposed-to-dispersed-crude-oil-as-an-environmental-monitoring-endpoint
#17
Kirsten J Redmond, Mark Berry, Daniela M Pampanin, Odd Ketil Andersen
Environmental monitoring requires cost-effective and efficient methods for detecting potential effects of pollution, and valve gape behaviour has been used with this purpose for a range of contaminants in freshwater and marine bivalves. The current study investigated the use of a new method for measuring valve behaviour responses in mussels (Mytilus edulis) exposed to dispersed crude oil (DCO). Results confirmed that valve gape is a sensitive parameter; at the high DCO concentration (0.25mgL(-1)) the mean valve gape was reduced from 49 to 31%, and mussels increased shell movement (measured as distance travelled) or spent more time closed to avoid contact with the oil...
February 9, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188591/shell-fluctuating-asymmetry-in-the-sea-dwelling-benthic-bivalve-mytilus-galloprovincialis-lamarck-1819-as-morphological-markers-to-detect-environmental-chemical-contamination
#18
Massimiliano Scalici, Lorenzo Traversetti, Federica Spani, Valentina Malafoglia, Monica Colamartino, Tiziana Persichini, Simone Cappello, Giuseppe Mancini, Giulia Guerriero, Marco Colasanti
Investigations on asymmetries showed that deviations from perfect bilateral symmetry are interpreted as environmental changes inducing developmental instability. Since morphological abnormalities increase with pollution, deformations may be considered indicators of the organism exposition to pollution. Therefore, the onset of asymmetry in otherwise normally symmetrical traits has been used as a measure of some stresses as well. In this context, we studied how marine pollution affects the valve morphological alterations in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis...
February 10, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165002/seawater-acidification-induced-immune-function-changes-of-haemocytes-in-mytilus-edulis-a-comparative-study-of-co2-and-hcl-enrichment
#19
Tianli Sun, Xuexi Tang, Yongshun Jiang, You Wang
The present study was performed to evaluate the effects of CO2- or HCl-induced seawater acidification (pH 7.7 or 7.1; control: pH 8.1) on haemocytes of Mytilus edulis, and the changes in the structure and immune function were investigated during a 21-day experiment. The results demonstrated that seawater acidification had little effect on the cellular mortality and granulocyte proportion but damaged the granulocyte ultrastructure. Phagocytosis of haemocytes was also significantly inhibited in a clearly concentration-dependent manner, demonstrating that the immune function was affected...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153981/does-the-membrane-pacemaker-theory-of-metabolism-explain-the-size-dependence-of-metabolic-rate-in-marine-mussels
#20
Alexey Sukhotin, Natalia Fokina, Tatiana Ruokolainen, Christian Bock, Hans-Otto Pörtner, Gisela Lannig
According to the Membrane Pacemaker Theory of metabolism (MPT) allometric scaling of metabolic rate in animals is determined by the composition of cellular and mitochondrial membranes that changes with body size in a predictable manner. MPT has been elaborated from interspecific comparisons in mammals. It projects that the degree of unsaturation of membrane phospholipids decreases in larger organisms, thereby lowering ion permeability of the membranes and making cellular and thus whole animal metabolism more efficient...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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