Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Dexter S. Haven
Joseph G. Loesch
Three concentrations of cornstarch, 0 . 6 ppm, l.l ppm, 4.0 ppm, were fed to clams and mussels during the spring, summer, and fall of 1970 . Parameters measured were shell length, shell thickness, total weight, wet meat weight, and percentage glycogen based on wet meat weight. Starch had no effect on size parameters but did influence glycogen content of meats . Mussels showed an increase of glycogen in all three seasons . Clams showed an increase only in the fall. This dissertation is from the Joint Program Degree from the College of William & Mary and University of Virginia and awarded by the University of Virginia.
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Harleston, Kathleen Rapier, "The feeding of cornstarch to clams and mussels" (1971). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1627407594.