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Biochemical and Biomechanical Characteristics of Invasive Mussel Adhesion

Project ID: 5091
Principal Investigator: Allen Skaja
Research Topic: Invasive Species
Priority Area Assignments: 2011 (Zebra and Quagga Mussels)
Funded Fiscal Years: 2011
Keywords: None

Research Question

Identify the chemical and physical source processes, composition, and properties of adhesion for zebra and quagga mussels.

Need and Benefit

In order to advance the technology to prevent settlement of mussels, the mussel biochemical and biomechanical adhesive properties need to be investigated. There is a lot of information available on bio-adhesives, but we do not know the extent of information for zebra and quagga mussels adhesives. It is important to know more information about the mussel adhesives.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

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This information was last updated on September 30, 2014
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