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 0174-1578Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Deposited On:||17 Feb 2009 08:59|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:54|
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