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The osmoregulatory capacity of the Ostracoda.

Aladin, N. V. and Potts, W. T. W. (1996) The osmoregulatory capacity of the Ostracoda. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 166 (3). pp. 215-222. ISSN 0174-1578

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Abstract

All ostracods that inhabit inland waters are osmoregulators. Freshwater ostracods must be hyperosmotic regulators while ostracods that live in hyperhaline water are hypoosmotic regulators. Some euryhaline species are hypoosmotic regulators in salinities above 8 g·l-1 and hyperosmotic below. Hyperosmotic regulation in ostracods is partly dependent on salt consumed in the food but hypoosmotic regulation is dependent on the excretion of salt brought about by special cells located on the inside of the carapace.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Osmoregulation - Ostracoda - Carapace - Ion transporting cells
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 21982
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2009 08:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:54
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21982

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