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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World
(and other less consequential bivalves)

FM(U)otW(aolcb) is the web version of the MUSSEL Project Database. Follow the links to browse the data or use the search fields. Either way, you win!

Taxa known only as fossils are highlighted in gray. Those without representatives in fresh waters are highlighted in gold.




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Publication Information

Breton, S., H. Doucet Beaupré, D.T. Stewart, H. Piontkivska, M. Karmakar & A.E. Bogan. 2009. Comparative mitochondrial genomics of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) with doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA: gender-specific open reading frames and putative origins of replication. Genetics 183: 1575-1589.
Availably electronically? yes.

Species Described

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Taxonomic Opinions
Cristaria plicata. — Breton et al. (2009: 1576).
Hyriopsis cumingii. — Breton et al. (2009: 1575).
Inversidens japanensis. — Breton et al. (2009: 1576).
Lampsilis ornata. — Breton et al. (2009: 1575).
Pyganodon grandis. — Breton et al. (2009: 1576).
Quadrula quadrula. — Breton et al. (2009: 1576).
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis. — Breton et al. (2009: 1576).
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