The Sclerotisation of the Collagenous Byssal Threads of Mytilus Epulis L.

  • J. H. Waite
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 93)


The byssus of Mytilus edulis has long fascinated the connoisseurs of collagen chemistry because of its extracorporeal location as well as inert and insoluble properties. In the present report I will attempt to focus on the nature of the interactions resulting in the sclerotisation of the byssus.


Mytilus Edulis Byssal Thread Collagen Chemistry Catechol Oxidase Vertebrate Collagen 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Waite
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  1. 1.Orthopaedics Research LaboratoryUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA

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