The Zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha
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The Zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha a synthesis of European experiences and a preview for North America

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Published by Ontario Environment in Ottawa .
Written in English



  • Great Lakes (North America)


  • Zebra mussel -- Great Lakes (North America),
  • Animal introduction -- Great Lakes (North America),
  • Zebra mussel -- Control -- Great Lakes (North America),
  • Zebra mussel -- Control -- Environmental aspects -- Great Lakes (North America)

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Edition Notes

Statementreport prepared for Water Resources Branch, Great Lakes Section ... by G.L. Mackie ... [et al.].
ContributionsMackie, Gerry L., Ontario. Great Lakes Section.
LC ClassificationsQL430.7.D8 Z43 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 76, [44] p. :
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1661925M
ISBN 100772956472
LC Control Number91225624

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Summary. The introduction and rapid spread of two Eurasian mussel species, Dreissena polymorpha (zebra mussel) and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (quagga mussel), in waters of North America has caused great concern among industrial and recreational water invasive species can create substantial problems for raw water users such as water treatment facilities and power plants, and. The present study attempted to model the accumulation of Pd and Pt in mixtures with Ag and Cd in the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) from the aqueous phase; and to investigate the potential application of mechanistic models to Pd and Pt. The present study showed statistically insignificant differences in metal accumulation among size groups Author: T.T. Yen Le, Míriam R. García, Daniel Grabner, Milen Nachev, Eva Balsa-Canto, A. Jan Hendriks, Sonja. Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are small, freshwater, bivalve shellfish that were likely brought to the U.S. as stowaways in the ballast water of ships. They are native to the Caspian and Black Seas south of Russia and Ukraine, and have since become widespread in both Europe and the U.S. The zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) is a tiny (1/8-inch to 2-inch) bottom-dwelling clam native to Europe and Asia. Zebra mussels were introduced into the Great Lakes in or , and have been spreading throughout them since that time.

datasets have provided data to the NBN Atlas for this species.. Browse the list of datasets and find organisations you can join if you are interested in participating in a survey for species like Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, ). The non-native, invasive zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha is a very real and dangerous threat to the health and welfare of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta. It has spread throughout the east and Midwest and is now threatening to pass the th meridian line, into the far western states. 32 rows    The role of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in structuring . Genus Dreissena. Species. Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, ) – zebra mussel” “Taxonomic Status: valid.” Size, Weight, Age From Birnbaum (): “The shell is triangular (height makes % of length) or triagonal with a sharply pointed shell hinge end (umbo). The maximum size of D. polymorpha can be 5 cm, though individuals.

The disease is inherited as an autosomal recessive with an incidence of about 1– in a Caucasian population. It has been shown that serum from patients and from heterozygote carriers can inhibit ciliary action in the gills of a fresh-water mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, but the precise significance of this is from an affected patient can also inhibit sodium resorption from. The zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha (D. polymorpha) is a Ponto-Caspian zebra mussel bivalve species, that has invaded and colonized Italian freshwaters during the late s (Schloesser and. Researching the zebra mussel was, well, interesting. For some topics, it was very easy to find information and other parts were very complicated. There were A LOT of websites about my species but they all had the same thing: what it looks like, what damage it does, and what you can do. The quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis, also known as Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) is a species (or subspecies) of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family has an average life span of 3 to 5 years. It is indigenous to the Dnieper River drainage of species is named after the quagga, an extinct subspecies of African zebra, possibly because, like Class: Bivalvia.