Animal OsmoregulationeBook - 2009
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.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 168 pages) : illustrations.