Animal Osmoregulation

Paperback | December 25, 2008

byTimothy J. Bradley

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Water is fundamental to life and all metabolic reactions are influenced by the aqueous environment in which they occur. Osmoregulation and water balance are therefore absolutely essential topics in animal physiology. iAnimal Osmoregulation/i collates a widely dispersed literature to produce a comprehensive and authoritative synthesis of the field, providing detailed examples of osmoregulatory processes at the organismal, organ and cellular level. It incorporates clear background information on ion regulation andtransport (specifically in the light of recent molecular studies) and illustrates the physical principles to which each organism must adhere, as well as the phylogenetic constraints within which it must operate.As with other titles in the bOxford Animal Biology Series/b, the topic is addressed using examples from throughout the animal kingdom, identifying common themes that transcend taxonomy.

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Water is fundamental to life and all metabolic reactions are influenced by the aqueous environment in which they occur. Osmoregulation and water balance are therefore absolutely essential topics in animal physiology. iAnimal Osmoregulation/i collates a widely dispersed literature to produce a comprehensive and authoritative synthesis o...

Timothy J. Bradley is a Comparative Physiologist by training and a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. His areas of research interest are mechanisms of salt and water balance in animals, animal energetics, and the evolution of physiological function. He is a Fellow of the American As...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:December 25, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198569963

ISBN - 13:9780198569961

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Introduction1. The Properties of Water2. Osmosis3. The Interaction of Water with Organic Solutes4. The Need for, and often Conflicting Issues of, Osmoregulation and Volume Regulation5. Osmoconformers6. Hyporegulators7. Hyper-regulators: Life in Fresh Water8. Terrestrial Animals9. Membranes as Sites of Energy Transduction10. Transport of Ions and Water in Epithelia: Molecular Insights11. Volume and Osmotic Regulation