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- Li, Jiale, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Aquaculture research 2017 v.48 no.9 pp. 4656-4665
- Hyriopsis cumingii; body weight; breeding programs; color; freshwater; growth traits; mussels; nacre; pearls; selection methods; sowing; China
- ... Hyriopsis cumingii is one of the most important freshwater pearl mussels in China. Recently, this species can produce freshwater nucleated pearls of high quality. Here, we investigated whether nucleated pearl quality is influenced by the growth traits of the host mussel or other factors like cultivation period. We implanted host mussels with a spherical nucleus consisting of a small piece of mantl ...