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Fish Physiology Vol 20-Nitrogen Excretion
[Fish Physiology Series - Vol 20]
by William S. Hoar (Editor), Anthony P. Farrell (Editor), David J. Randall (Editor)
Publisher: Academic Press
This book provides a comprehensive collection of timely reviews of our current understanding of the fundamental principles of nitrogen metabolism and excretion in fish. Emphasis is placed on critical assessment of how new studies impact these topics, and the articles reflect the diversity of current research approaches. Major advances in the understanding of nitrogen metabolism and excretion in fish have occurred in the past decade, particularly in terms of the molecular biology of these processes. Recent developments have highlighted the diversity of nitrogen excretory strategies employed in a wide range of environments. Nitrogen Excretion provides new insights into ammonia and urea transport, the role of nitrogen metabolism in osmoregulation, ammonia toxicity, the evolution and expression of the urea cycle, environmental influences on protein synthesis, amino acid metabolism, nutrition, and the role of urea synthesis in embryonic development. This volume is a timely and comprehensive review and highlights new directions of study.
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