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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238204/combining-hydrodynamic-modelling-with-genetics-can-passive-larval-drift-shape-the-genetic-structure-of-baltic-mytilus-populations
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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)...
February 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205590/antifouling-potential-of-nature-inspired-sulfated-compounds
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153979/interspecies-comparison-of-the-mechanical-properties-and-biochemical-composition-of-byssal-threads
#12
Zeineb Bouhlel, Bertrand Genard, Neilly Ibrahim, Emily Carrington, José M F Babarro, Aynur Lok, Augusto A V Flores, Christian Pellerin, Réjean Tremblay, Isabelle Marcotte
Several bivalve species produce byssus threads to provide attachment to substrates, with mechanical properties highly variable among species. Here, we examined the distal section of byssal threads produced by a range of bivalve species (Mytilus edulis, Mytilus trossulus, Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mytilus californianus, Pinna nobilis, Perna perna, Xenostrobus securis, Brachidontes solisianus and Isognomon bicolor) collected from different nearshore environments. Morphological and mechanical properties were measured, and biochemical analyses were performed...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153263/quechers-extraction-for-multi-residue-analysis-of-pcbs-pahs-pbdes-and-pcdd-fs-in-biological-samples
#13
Pierre-Luc Cloutier, Frédérik Fortin, Paule Emilie Groleau, Pauline Brousseau, Michel Fournier, Mélanie Desrosiers
In this study, a fast and rugged method is presented for the analysis of PCBs, PAHs, PBDEs and PCDD/Fs in biological tissues using a simple Quick, Easy, Cheap, Efficient, Rugged and Safe (QuEChERS) extraction and a clean-up by Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) and silica Solid Phase Extraction (SPE). Development was performed on blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) for evaluation of two ranges of lipid and water content of biological tissues. Statistical validation was performed with Atlantic salmon samples...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127390/weird-genotypes-don-t-discard-them-transmissible-cancer-could-be-an-explanation
#14
Florentine Riquet, Alexis Simon, Nicolas Bierne
Genetic chimerism is rarely considered in the analysis of population genetics data, because assumed to be an exceptionally rare, mostly benign, developmental accident. An unappreciated source of chimerism is transmissible cancer, when malignant cells have become independent parasites and can infect other individuals. Parasitic cancers were thought to be rare exceptions, only reported in dogs (Murgia et al., Cell, 2006, 126, 477; Rebbeck et al., Evolution, 2009, 63, 2340), Tasmanian devils (Pearse and Swift, Nature, 2006, 439, 549; Pye et al...
February 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117303/detection-of-ostreid-herpesvirus-1-microvariant-dna-in-aquatic-invertebrate-species-sediment-and-other-samples-collected-from-the-georges-river-estuary-new-south-wales-australia
#15
Olivia Evans, Ika Paul-Pont, Richard J Whittington
Ostreid herpesvirus 1 microvariants (OsHV-1) present a serious threat to the Australian Crassostrea gigas industry. Of great concern is the propensity for mortality due to the virus recurring each season in farmed oysters. However, the source of the virus in recurrent outbreaks remains unclear. Reference strain ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1 ref) and other related variants have been detected in several aquatic invertebrate species other than C. gigas in Europe, Asia and the USA. The aim of this study was to confirm the presence or absence of OsHV-1 in a range of opportunistically sampled aquatic invertebrate species inhabiting specific locations within the Georges River estuary in New South Wales, Australia...
January 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111000/seasonal-variability-of-different-biomarkers-in-mussels-mytilus-galloprovincialis-farmed-at-different-sites-of-the-gulf-of-la-spezia-ligurian-sea-italy
#16
Teresa Balbi, Rita Fabbri, Michele Montagna, Giulia Camisassi, Laura Canesi
Mussels (Mytilus spp.) are worldwide utilized in marine biomonitoring by a multi-biomarker approach. However, for a correct interpretation of different biomarker responses, information is needed on their natural seasonal variability due to environmental/physiological factors. In this work, the seasonal variations of different biomarkers were investigated in M. galloprovincialis from 4 different sites from the gulf of La Spezia (Ligurian sea, Italy), an intensive rearing area in the north-western Mediterranean near La Spezia harbor, an important commercial and touristic port...
January 20, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108094/metabolic-profiling-identification-of-metabolites-formed-in-mediterranean-mussels-mytilus-galloprovincialis-after-diclofenac-exposure
#17
Bénilde Bonnefille, Lauren Arpin-Pont, Elena Gomez, Hélène Fenet, Frédérique Courant
Despite the growing concern on the presence of pharmaceutically active compounds in the environment, few studies have been conducted on their metabolism in marine organisms. In this study, a non-targeted strategy based on the generation of chemical profiles generated by liquid chromatography combined with high resolution mass spectrometry was used to highlight metabolite production by the Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) after diclofenac exposure. This method allowed revealing the production of 13 metabolites in mussel tissues...
January 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098987/predicting-copper-speciation-in-estuarine-waters-is-dissolved-organic-carbon-a-good-proxy-for-the-presence-of-organic-ligands
#18
Holly B C Pearson, Sean D W Comber, Charlotte Braungardt, Paul J Worsfold
A new generation of speciation-based aquatic environmental quality standards (EQS) for metals have been developed using models to predict the free metal ion concentration, the most ecologically relevant form, to set site-specific values. Some countries such as the U.K. have moved toward this approach by setting a new estuarine and marine water EQS for copper, based on an empirical relationship between copper toxicity to mussels (Mytilus sp.) and ambient dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations. This assumes an inverse relationship between DOC and free copper ion concentration owing to complexation by predominantly organic ligands...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079272/salinity-dissolved-organic-carbon-and-inter-population-variability-hardly-influence-the-accumulation-and-effect-of-cu-in-mytilus-edulis
#19
David Deruytter, Michiel B Vandegehuchte, Jan Garrevoet, Ronny Blust, Laszlo Vincze, Karel A C De Schamphelaere, Colin R Janssen
To improve the ecological relevance of environmental risk assessment (ERA) we need to improve our understanding of: (1) the influence of environmental conditions on the toxicity of pollutants, and (2) the effect of these factors in combination with possible inter-population variability. In this study the influence of salinity and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) on the accumulation and effect of Cu to settled mussels was investigated with mussels from a North Sea and a Baltic Sea population. We found that both populations were equally Cu sensitive even though the Baltic Sea population lives in suboptimal conditions...
January 12, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073507/evidence-of-freshwater-algal-toxins-in-marine-shellfish-implications-for-human-and-aquatic-health
#20
Corinne M Gibble, Melissa B Peacock, Raphael M Kudela
The occurrence of freshwater harmful algal bloom toxins impacting the coastal ocean is an emerging threat, and the potential for invertebrate prey items to concentrate toxin and cause harm to human and wildlife consumers is not yet fully recognized. We examined toxin uptake and release in marine mussels for both particulate and dissolved phases of the hepatotoxin microcystin, produced by the freshwater cyanobacterial genus Microcystis. We also extended our experimental investigation of particulate toxin to include oysters (Crassostrea sp...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
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