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, 166 (3). pp. 215-222. ISSN 0174-1578

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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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Comparative Physiology B
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/ge
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: 30 Sep 2019 14:32

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