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Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control


Edited By: TF Nalepa and DW Schloesser

810 pages, Colour plates, b/w illus, figs, tabs

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #19735 | ISBN: 0873716965
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NHBS Price: £145.00 $196/€163 approx

About this book

The introduction and rapid spread of the zebra mussel in North American waters has caused great concern among industrial and recreational users of these waters. This bivalve mollusk is a biofouler that attaches to any firm substrate (e.g. rocks, piers, water intake pipes, boat hulls) and has already created significant problems for raw water users such as water treatment plants and power plants. Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts and Control provides essential information regarding the biology of the zebra mussel in North America and Europe, presents case studies of environmental and industrial impacts, and outlines control strategies. Summary articles detail its life history, origins, and morphology. The book also examines techniques used to culture and maintain this organism in the laboratory. Thirty-two colour plates illustrate some of the dramatic problems created by the explosive population growth of this species.


Part 1 Biology: thirty years of studies of "dreissena polymorpha" pallas ecology in Mazurian lakes of northeastern Poland. Part 2 Morphology and physiology: the anatomy of "dreissena polymorpha" and the evolution and success of the heteromyarian form in the "dreissenoida". Part 3 Impacts: the impact of "dreissena polymorpha" on water works operation at Monroe Michigan. Part 4 Controls: monitoring and control of "dreissena polymorpha" and other macrofouling bivalves in European industrial and power plant cooling water systems.

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