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Table 1 Attachment and germination of algal spores on periostracum peels of the mussel Mytilus edulis

From: Antifouling effects of the periostracum on algal spore settlement in the mussel Mytilus edulis

  Relative attachmentc (%) Relative germinationc (%)
Periostracum peelsa 232/629 (36.8 %)* 10/299 (3.3 %)**
Referenceb 1532/1823 (84.0 %) 1042/1288 (80.9 %)
  1. aSpores were added to the periostracum peels in the 24-well plate
  2. bPolystyrene material of the 24-well plate without peels was used as a reference
  3. cValues are means ± SD (n ≥ 4)
  4. *P < 0.1, **P < 0.01