The physiology of digestion in marine mussels : a study in environmental adaptation

 

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dc.contributor.author Seiderer, Lindsay Jane en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-22T07:56:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-22T07:56:30Z
dc.date.issued 1984 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Seiderer, L. 1984. The physiology of digestion in marine mussels : a study in environmental adaptation. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7609
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 138-156. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The black mussel Choromytilus meridionalis (Krauss) forms an important link in the food chain of the South African west coast kelp beds, transferring energy from macrophyte debris, phytoplankton and bacteria to major predators such as the rock-lobster Jasus lalandii. Although a large body of work has been carried out on the physiology, energetics and population dynamics of the black mussel, no attempt has been made to link the actual food available in the field, with the animal's digestive capabilities. This work examines the carbon and nitrogen resources available from kelp debris, phytoplankton and bacteria, and quantifies the animal's ability to utilise these resources according to its needs. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Zoology en_ZA
dc.title The physiology of digestion in marine mussels : a study in environmental adaptation en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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