Effect of Copper Ions on Early Developmental Stages of the Mussel Mytilus trossulus (Bivalvia)

Effect of Copper Ions on Early Developmental Stages of the Mussel Mytilus trossulus (Bivalvia) The effect of exposure to copper in seawater (0.005, 0.01, and 0.02 mg/liter) on the development of Mytilus trossulus was examined in the stages of fertilization, blastula, early veliger, veliger, and veliconch. Copper in a concentration of 0.01 and 0.02 mg/liter inhibited the development and growth of the embryos and larvae. At 0.005 mg Cu/liter, the embryos and larvae were capable of adaptation. If M. trossulus embryos and larvae were maintained for 1–2 days in seawater containing 0.01 mg Cu/liter and then transferred to clean water, the consequences were largely dependent on the developmental stage at which the exposure to copper took place. The early developmental stages were more sensitive to the effect of copper than veliger larvae. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Effect of Copper Ions on Early Developmental Stages of the Mussel Mytilus trossulus (Bivalvia)

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