Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Bay scallops, Argopecten irradians (Lamarck), from populations with low rib number (Texas) and high rib number (Virginia) were bred separately and also hybridized. The results suggest that rib number is under genetic control and that the two populations are genetically differentiated. Scallops taken from a population polymorphic for shell color (Massachusetts) were bred in groups, each group containing a single color. The results suggest that color is also under genetic control and is not strongly influenced by the environment
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Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 1157.
Kraeuter, John; Adamkewicz, Laura; Castagna, Michael; Wall, Robert; and Karney, Richard, Rib number and shell color in hybridized subspecies of the Atlantic bay scallop, Argopecten irradians (1984). The Nautilus, 98(1), 17-20.