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Marine Mussels

Ecology, Physiology, Genetics and Culture

Gosling, Elizabeth

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1. Edition January 2022
880 Pages, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-29390-3
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A comprehensive volume providing broad and detailed coverage of marine mussels

Marine Mussels: Ecology, Physiology, Genetics and Culture provides readers with in-depth, fully up-to-date information on all major aspects of marine mussels. Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field, this authoritative volume addresses morphology, ecology, ­feeding, phylogeny and evolution, reproduction and larval development, settlement and recruitment, genetics, disease, management of culture systems and more. The book encompasses many different species of marine mussels: genus Mytilus, other important commercial marine genera such as Perna, Aulacomya and Choromytilus, and non-commercial genera including Modiolus, Geukensia, Brachidontes and hydrothermal vent Bathymodiolus.

Comprising twelve extensively cross-referenced chapters, the book discusses a diversity of integrated topics that range from fundamental physiology of marine mussels to new techniques being applied in their biology and ecology. Author Elizabeth Gosling reviews contemporary developments and issues in the field such as the use of DNA genetic markers in detecting and diagnosing different strains of pathogenic bacteria, the use of mussels as monitors of marine contaminants, sophisticated modelling techniques that simulate disease and forecast outbreaks, and the impacts of global warming, ocean acidification and hypoxia on marine mussels. Presenting an inclusive, highly detailed treatment of mussel biology, physiology, genetics, and culture, this invaluable resource:
* Contains thorough descriptions of external and internal anatomy, global and local distribution patterns, the impacts of mussels on marine ecosystems, and the processes of circulation, respiration, excretion and osmoregulation
* Reflects significant advances in mussel science and new areas of research in marine mussels
* Describes the fundamentals of mussel aquaculture, the types and levels of contaminants in the marine environment and new approaches for sustainable aquaculture development
* Discusses the application of genetic methods, population genetics, global breeding programmes and the emerging area of bivalve genomics
* Addresses the role of mussels in disease transmission to humans, including production and processing controls, regulation of monitoring and quality control

Marine Mussels: Ecology, Physiology, Genetics and Culture is essential reading for biological scientists, researchers, instructors and advanced students in the fields of biology, ecology, aquaculture, environmental science, toxicology, genetics, pathology, taxonomy and public health.

Preface

Acknowledgements

1 Phylogeny and evolution of marine mussels

Introduction

Phylogeny of the phylum Mollusca

Phylogeny and evolution of Bivalvia

Evolution and adaptive radiation in Bivalvia

Phylogeny and evolution in the Mytilida

Significant evolutionary developments in the family Mytilidae

Notes

References

2 Functional Morphology

Introduction

Shell

Mantle

Gills

Foot

Labial palps

The Alimentary Canal

Gonads

Heart and haemolymph vessels

Excretory organs

Nerves and sensory receptors

References

3 Ecology of marine mussels

Introduction

Global and local distribution patterns

Factors affecting geographic distribution

Factors affecting local distribution

Climate change and potential and observed impacts on marine mussels

Notes

References

4 Particle processing and nutrient utilisation

Introduction

Filtration and clearance rates

Particle processing on the gills, labial palps and in the stomach

The alimentary canal and digestive process

Absorption efficiency

Impacts of mussels on marine ecosystems

Notes

References

5 Reproduction, larval development, dispersal and recruitment

Introduction

Sex identification

Doubly uniparental Inheritance (DUI) and sex determination

Gametogenesis

Reproductive cycles

Factors controlling reproduction

Reproductive effort and fecundity

Fertilisation and gamete compatibility

Larval development

Factors affecting larval growth

Larval dispersal and population connectivity

Larval identification and abundance

Settlement, metamorphosis and post-larval dispersal

Recruitment

Notes

References

6 Growth

Introduction

Methods of measuring absolute growth

Measurement of allometric growth

Scope for growth and dynamic energy budget models

Growth modulators

Notes

References

7 Physiology of the circulatory, respiratory and excretory systems

Cardiovascular system

Respiration

Excretion and osmoregulation

Note

References

8 Mussels and marine environmental contaminants

Introduction

Contaminants in the marine environment

Contaminant levels in seawater, sediments and biota

Absorption and absorption efficiency (AE)

Assimilation and assimilation efficiency (AE)

Kinetic modeling in contaminant bioaccumulation

Mussel Monitoring Programmes

Biological markers of pollution

Notes

References

9 Population genetics, genomics and selective breeding.

Introduction

Population genetics

Quantitative genetics

Notes

References

10 Mussel culture

Introduction

Wild seed collection

Hatchery culture of seed and juvenile mussels

Mussel culture

Mussel culture and the environment

An ecosystem approach to bivalve culture

Notes

References

11. Diseases, parasites and the immune response

Introduction

Viruses

Bacteria

Fungi

Protistans

Porifera

Platyhelminths

Annelids

Crustaceans

Neoplasia

Defence mechanisms

Signal transduction pathways

Abiotic effects on mussel immune response

Notes

References

12 Mussels and public health

Introduction

Bacterial infections

Viral infections

Parasites

Biotoxins

Harmful algal blooms (HABs)

Detection of marine toxins

Industrial pollutants

Controls on the production and processing of mussels and other bivalves

Monitoring and quality control

HAACP and its application

Notes

References

Subject index

Species index
Elizabeth Gosling, PhD, DSc, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland, is an author of international repute with a huge wealth of research, teaching and hands-on experience of working with bivalves, specifically marine mussels.

E. Gosling, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology