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Animal Osmoregulation

Timothy J. Bradley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569961
eISBN:
9780191728273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569961.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Water is fundamental to life and to the maintenance of an appropriate environment for physiological functions at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level. Water balance is also the principal ... More


Volume and osmotic regulation Volume and osmotic regulation

Timothy J. Bradley

in Animal Osmoregulation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569961
eISBN:
9780191728273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569961.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The first step in maintaining homeostasis involves sensing any changes in the environment and in the internal physiological condition. All cells are able to sense changes in cytoplasmic volume. ... More


The need for, and often conflicting issues of, osmoregulation and volume regulation The need for, and often conflicting issues of, osmoregulation and volume regulation

Timothy J. Bradley

in Animal Osmoregulation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569961
eISBN:
9780191728273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569961.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

If differences in the activity of water exist across a semi-permeable membrane, movement of water by osmosis will result. Cells, and indeed entire organisms, must therefore regulate the activity of ... More


Water balance physiology

Steven L. Chown and Sue W. Nicolson

in Insect Physiological Ecology: Mechanisms and Patterns

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515494
eISBN:
9780191705649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515494.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews the mechanisms involved in water gain and loss, and osmoregulation of individual insects, as well as the expansion of this aspect of insect physiology to new levels. Cuticular ... More


Insect Physiological Ecology: Mechanisms and Patterns

Steven L. Chown and Sue Nicolson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515494
eISBN:
9780191705649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515494.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book provides a modern, synthetic overview of interactions between insects and their environments from a physiological perspective that integrates information across a range of approaches and ... More


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