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Cold Temperature Effects on Byssal Thread
Production by the Native Mussel Geukensia demissa
versus the Non-Native Mussel Mytella charruana

By: Sasha Brodsky | Mentors: Dr. Linda Walters, Dr. Kimberly Schneider, and Dr. Eric Hoffman

Figures

Figure 1: Mytella Charruana

Mean number of byssal threads per day (averaged across seven days) produced by Mytella charruana when exposed to three different temperature treatments (23°, 13°, and 10° C). Letters indicate significant differences and error bars represent standard errors.


Mean number of byssal threads produced per day by M. charruana when exposed to three different temperatures (23°, 13°, and 10° C) over a seven-day period. Letters indicate significant differences.

Figure 2: Geukensia Demissa

Mean number of byssal threads per day (averaged across seven days) produced by Geukensia demissa when exposed to three different temperature treatments (23°, 13°, and 10° C). Letters indicate significant differences and error bars represent standard errors.


Mean number of byssal threads produced per day by G. demissa when exposed to three different temperatures (23° 13°, and 10° C) over a seven-day period.