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JOCET 2014 Vol.2(2): 126-131 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2014.V2.106

A Comparison of the Mussel Anodonta woodiana’s Acute Physiological Responses to Different Algae Diets

Yuxian Liu, Aimin Hao, Yasushi Iseri, Takahiro Kuba, and Zhenjia Zhang
Abstract—The bivalve Anodonta woodiana is widely distributed throughout Chinese freshwaters and is an important economic pearl mollusk. Recently, A. woodiana as a biomanipulation tool in Chinese lakes due to its strong suppression of phytoplankton, has been attracted increasingly more attention. In order to examine whether A. woodiana can exert grazing pressure on Microcystis and to evaluate the different effects of each algae diet on mussels’ potential growth, a comparative study was carried out on the acute physiological responses to variable microalgae diets including toxic microcystin-producing cyanobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa and non-toxic green algae Scenedesmus obliquus. The values of filtration rate, absorption efficiency, oxygen consumption rate and ammonia excretion rate of A. woodiana were measured and finally the scope for growth (SFG) value as a measure of metabolic energy balance for A. woodiana was calculated and compared. The results showed that the mussel A. woodiana has a higher grazing ability on the toxic M. aeruginosa compared with the green algae S. obliquus; furthermore, the effects of different algae diets on SFG of A. woodiana demonstrated that the toxic M. aeruginosa may supply more energy for A. woodiana’s potential growth. These results indicated that A. woodiana has strong adaptation ability when they were exposed to toxic Microcystis solution in this study, which implied that there is high application feasibility of A. woodiana as a toxic Microcystis-blooming controller in practice.

Index Terms—Anodonta woodiana, microcystis aeruginosa, scenedesmus obliquus, scope for growth (SFG).

Y. X. Liu and T. Kuba are with the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan (e-mail: axian87@,
A. M. Hao is with the Research Institute for East Asia Environments, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan (e-mail: ).
Y. Iseri is with the West Japan Engineering Consultants, Inc., Fukuoka 810-0004, Japan (e-mail:
Z. J. Zhang is with the Graduate School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240, China (e-mail:


Cite:Yuxian Liu, Aimin Hao, Yasushi Iseri, Takahiro Kuba, and Zhenjia Zhang, "A Comparison of the Mussel Anodonta woodiana’s Acute Physiological Responses to Different Algae Diets," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 126-131, 2014.

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