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The invasive green mussel has a powerful form of adhesion in its foot that could be copied to form synthetic adhesives, scientists in California said. The mussel, formally known as Perna viridis, has a sticky adhesive with a chemistry far more complicated than mussels studied previously, said J.
The green mussel is known for being a notoriously invasive fouling species, but scientists have just discovered that it also has a very powerful form of adhesion in its foot, according to a recent article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
The Asian Green Mussel, Perna Viridis, is an economically noteworthy mussel, a bivalve in the family Mytilidae. It’s harvested for food but it is also known to harbor toxins and cause damage to submerged structures. It’s a native to the Asia-Pacific region but has been introduced in the Caribbean, and in the waters around Japan, North America, and South America. This mussel ranges from 80 to 100 millimeters in length and might occasionally reach 165 millimeters. The shell ends in a...
The brown mussel, Perna perna, is an economically significant mussel, a bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Mytilidae. This particular mollusk is harvested as a food source but is known also to harbor toxins and cause damage to marine structures. It’s native to the waters of Africa, Europe, and South America and was introduced in the waters of North America. This mussel is typically 90 millimeters long although it has the potential to reach sizes of up to 120 millimeters. It’s...
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