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dc.contributor.authorBarchfield, Jenny
dc.coverage.spatialAmazon Riveren
dc.coverage.spatialSão Pauloen
dc.coverage.spatialBuenos Airesen
dc.coverage.spatialArgentinaen
dc.coverage.spatialMississippi Riveren
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-09T02:41:37Z
dc.date.available2018-11-09T02:41:37Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-12
dc.identifier.citationBarchfield, J. (2015, February 12). Brazil scientists fear golden mussel threat to Amazon River. Manila Bulletin, p. 12.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12174/2781
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherManila Bulletin Publishing Corporationen
dc.subjectInvasive speciesen
dc.subjectAquatic molluscsen
dc.subjectLarvaeen
dc.subjectFilter feedersen
dc.subjectProliferationen
dc.subjectPhosphorusen
dc.subjectNitrogenen
dc.subjectBiodiversityen
dc.subjectFreshwater fishen
dc.titleBrazil scientists fear golden mussel threat to Amazon Riveren
dc.typenewspaperArticleen
dc.citation.journalTitleManila Bulletinen
dc.citation.spage12en
local.seafdecaqd.controlnumberMB20150212_12en
local.seafdecaqd.extractThe world’s mightiest waterway, the Amazon River, is threatened by the most diminutive of foes — a tiny mussel invading from China. Since hitching its way to South America in the early 1990s, the golden mussel has claimed new territory at alarming speeds, plowing through indigenous flora and fauna as it has spread to waters in five countries. Now, scientists fear the invasive species could make a jump into the Amazon, threatening one of the world’s unique ecological systems. The golden mussel, which commonly grows to no more than an inch in length, is a hardy breeder, reproducing nine months a year by releasing clouds of microscopic larvae that float with the current to new territories.en
local.subject.personalNameMacIsaac, Hugh
local.subject.personalNameda Silva, Marcela Uliano
local.subject.personalNamede Olivieira, Marcia Divina
local.subject.personalNamede Janeiro, Rio
local.subject.personalNameHamilton, Steve
local.subject.corporateNameUniversity of Windsoren
local.subject.corporateNameFederal University of Rio de Janeiroen
local.subject.corporateNameEmbrapa research agencyen
local.subject.corporateNameMichigan State Universityen


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