Dataset : Sampling of Mediterranean fan mussel specimens (Pinna nobilis) for molecular analyses of the byssus and of the shell matrix



Frédéric Marin (2021): Sampling of Mediterranean fan mussel specimens (Pinna nobilis) for molecular analyses of the byssus and of the shell matrix. Laboratoire Biogéosciences (UMR 6282). FR-18008901306731-2019-04-11

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Identifier : local : FR-18008901306731-2019-04-11
Description :
This document describes a field mission carried out in May 2017, at the Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer. This mission aimed at collecting live specimens as well as dead shells from the Mediterranean fan mussel, Pinna nobilis, an endemic species protected by European Directive 92/43 / EEC.
After obtaining the necessary authorizations from the DDTM of the Alpes Maritimes, the mission consisted in collecting 3 types of samples, via underwater dives in the Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer and in the surrounding of the Lérins Islands:
- Byssus of live specimens, collected on site, without any displacement nor damage of the specimens.
- Shells of dead specimens, juvenile and adult.
- Live juvenile specimens, which have been acclimated in the basin for several days before sacrifice and removal of calcifying mantles, byssus glands and various organs for subsequent molecular analyses (high thoughput transcriptome sequencing)
Disciplines :
biodiversity conservation (applied biology - ecology), biology (applied biology - ecology), biology, miscellaneous (applied biology - ecology), materials science, composites (chemistry), materials science, multidisciplinary (chemistry), nanoscience & nanotechnology (chemistry), biochemistry & molecular biology (fundamental biology), cell biology (fundamental biology), materials science, biomaterials (fundamental biology), medical informatics (fundamental biology), microscopy (fundamental biology), environmental sciences (sciences of the universe), marine & freshwater biology (sciences of the universe), multidisciplinary sciences
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Dates :
Data acquisition : from 8 May 2017 to 16 May 2017
Data provision : 1 Jan 2021
Metadata record :
Creation : 11 Apr 2019

Update periodicity : no update
Language : French (fra)
Additional information :
Arrêté préfectoral n° 2017-459 portant autorisation de capture d'une espèce de bivalve protégé (Pinna nobilis - Grande Nacre), signé le 04 Mai 2017 par le Directeur de la DDTM, Monsieur Serge CASTEL, pour le Préfet et par délégation.
Audience : Middle school Education, Community College, University: licence, University: master, Research, Policy maker


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Taxonomic coverage :

  • Espèce étudiée. Pinna nobilis LInnaeus 1758 est un bivalve ptériomorphe à microstructure coquillière nacro-prismatique, endémique de la mer Méditerranée. Embranchement: MOLLUSCA. Classe: BIVALVIA. Sous-classe: Pteriomorphia. Ordre: Ostreida. Superfamille: Pinnoidea. Famille: Pinnidae. Genre: Pinna. Espèce: nobilis.
    Pinna nobilis Catalogue of Life (Mediterranean fan mussel)

Administrative metadata

Data creatorAffiliation
Frédéric MarinBiogéosciences (FRA)
Sébastien MotreuilBiogéosciences (FRA)project member
Delphine PascheMPI Colloids & Interfaces (DEU)project member
Alain GarciaLOV (FRA)related person
Laurent Gilletta de Saint-JosephLOV (FRA)related person
David LuquetLOV (FRA)related person
Chantal DumasLOV (FRA)related person
Publisher : Laboratoire Biogéosciences (UMR 6282)
Science contact : Frédéric Marin website e-mail
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Formats : application/msword, application/pdf, application/, image/jpeg, video/mp4
Data acquisition methods :
  • Observational data :
    Plongée entre 5 et 12 mètres
    Collecte de byssus in situ.
    Collecte d'individus vivants et acclimatation en aquarium.
Datatype : Dataset


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