Animal Osmoregulation

Animal Osmoregulation

by Tim Bradley, Timothy J. Bradley
     
 

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.
Animal Osmoregulation collates a widely dispersed literature to produce a comprehensive and authoritative synthesis of the field, providing

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Overview

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.
Animal Osmoregulation 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 and transport (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 Oxford Animal Biology Series, the topic is addressed using examples from throughout the animal kingdom, identifying common themes that transcend taxonomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198569961
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Series:
Oxford Animal Biology Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. The properties of water
Chapter 2. Osmosis
Chapter 3. The interaction of water with proteins and membranes
Chapter 4. The need for, and often conflicting issues of, osmoregulation and volume regulation
Chapter 5. Osmoconformers
Chapter 6. Hyporegulators
Chapter 7. Hyper-regulators
Chapter 8. Terrestrial animals
Chapter 9. Membranes as sites of energy transduction
Chapter 10. Transport of ions and water in epithelia: Molecular insights
Chapter 11. Maintenance of osmotic homeostasis
Index

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