Regulation of Tissue pH in Plants and Animals: A Reappraisal of Current Techniques

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This volume brings together contributions from leading comparative physiologists working on factors affecting the acid-base status of the internal fluids of animals and plants. The result is a broad-ranging, authoritative and accessible review of the most recent and exciting discoveries in this area, together with a critical look at current techniques and tools. As such, it provides an unparalleled resource for researchers and their students in the fields of animal physiology, plant physiology, cell biology and biochemistry.
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"The strength of this book is its wide scope...This book will be of interest to anyone studying biological acid regulation." The Quarterly Review of Biology
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Measurement of intracellular pH: a comparison between ion-sensitive microelectrodes and fluorescent dyes 1
pH-sensitive microelectrodes: how to use them in plant cells 19
The use of nuclear magnetic resonance for examining pH in living systems 45
Invasive studies of intracellular acid-base parameters: quantitative analyses during environmental and functional stress 69
Lactate, H[superscript +], and ammonia transport and distribution in rainbow trout white muscle after exhaustive exercise 99
Limiting factors for acid-base regulation in fish: branchial transfer capacity versus diffusive loss of acid-base relevant ions 125
H[superscript +]-mediated control of ion channels in guard cells of higher plants 155
pH regulation of plants with CO[subscript 2]-concentrating mechanisms 177
Intracellular pH regulation in plants under anoxia 193
The role of turtle shell in acid-base buffering 215
Acid-base regulation in crustaceans: the role of bicarbonate ions 233
A novel role for the gut of seawater teleosts in acid-base balance 257
pH and smooth muscle: regulation and functional effects 275
Regulation of pH in vertebrate red blood cells 299
Acid-base regulation in hibernation and aestivation 323
Hepatic metabolism and pH in starvation and refeeding 341
Back to basics: a plea for a fundamental reappraisal of the representation of acidity and basicity in biological solutions 353
Index 373
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