Two new exciting articles on freshwater mussels are now in their typeset forms online. The paper recently published in Ecology highlights data suggesting that tissue stoichiometry may be driven in response to evolutionary history within a single subfamily radiation of unionid mussels. The Journal of Molluscan studies article shows that while the digestive microbiome of mussels is distinct in comparison to the environment, the environment strongly regulates the microbiome that is maintained by the unionid mussel host.
Dr. Carla L. Atkinson
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