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dc.contributor.authorTelesca, Lucaen
dc.contributor.authorMichalek, Katien
dc.contributor.authorSanders, Trystanen
dc.contributor.authorPeck, Lloyd Sen
dc.contributor.authorThyrring, Jakoben
dc.contributor.authorHarper, Lizen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-17T10:23:23Z
dc.date.available2018-01-17T10:23:23Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-12en
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/270689
dc.description.abstractShape variability represents an important direct response of organisms to selective environments. Here, we use a combination of geometric morphometrics and generalised additive mixed models (GAMMs) to identify spatial patterns of natural shell shape variation in the North Atlantic and Arctic blue mussels, Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus, with environmental gradients of temperature, salinity and food availability across 3980 km of coastlines. New statistical methods and multiple study systems at various geographical scales allowed the uncoupling of the developmental and genetic contributions to shell shape and made it possible to identify general relationships between blue mussel shape variation and environment that are independent of age and species influences. We find salinity had the strongest effect on the latitudinal patterns of Mytilus shape, producing shells that were more elongated, narrower and with more parallel dorsoventral margins at lower salinities. Temperature and food supply, however, were the main drivers of mussel shape heterogeneity. Our findings revealed similar shell shape responses in Mytilus to less favourable environmental conditions across the different geographical scales analysed. Our results show how shell shape plasticity represents a powerful indicator to understand the alterations of blue mussel communities in rapidly changing environments.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work was funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme, Marie Curie ITN under grant agreement n° 605051.
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectCommunity ecologyen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.subjectStatistical methodsen
dc.titleBlue mussel shell shape plasticity and natural environments: a quantitative approachen
dc.typeArticle
prism.number2865en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameScientific Reportsen
prism.volume8en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.17628
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-15en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41598-018-20122-9en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-02-12en
dc.contributor.orcidTelesca, Luca [0000-0002-9060-2261]
dc.identifier.eissn2045-2322
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEC FP7 MC ITN (605051)
cam.issuedOnline2018-02-12en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-20122-9en
datacite.issupplementedby.doi10.17863/CAM.12536en
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 13:04:25 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.*
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