Biological Aspects of the Freshwater Mussels,
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA FLORENCE
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Dr. Paul Yokley described selected aspects of molluscan biology to provide a general introduction to topics to be presented at this workshop. He discussed history of the commercial shell industry and methods for collecting and identifying these invertebrates and showed slides of glochidia and the internal anatomy of mussels. The following questions, comments, and responses following Dr. Yokleys presentation were transcribed and edited. In addition, selected pictures from his talk have been reproduced and described.