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Fish Osmoregulation

1st Edition

Edited by Bernardo Baldisserotto, J.M. Mancera Romero, B.G. Kapoor

CRC Press

540 pages

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pub: 2007-01-09
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Fish lives in environments with a wide variety of chemical characteristics (fresh, brackish and seawater, acidic, alkaline, soft and hard waters). From an osmoregulatory point of view, fish have developed several mechanisms to live in these different environments. Fish osmoregulation has always attracted considerable attention and in the last years several studies have increased our knowledge of this physiological process. In this book several specialists have analyzed and reviewed the new data published regarding fish osmoregulation. The chapters present an integrative synthesis of the different aspects of this field focusing on osmoregulation in specific environments or situations, function of osmoregulatory organs, general mechanisms and endocrine control. In addition, interactions of osmoregulatory mechanisms with the immune system, diet and metabolism were also reviewed. New emerging techniques to study osmoregulation has also been analysed.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

1. Immune and Osmoregulatory System Interaction

Alberto Cuesta, José Meseguer and M. Ángeles Esteban

2. The Involvement of the Thyroid Gland in

Teleost Osmoregulation

Peter H.M. Klaren, Edwin J.W. Geven and Gert Flik

3. Diet and Osmoregulation

Francesca W. Ferreira and Bernardo Baldisserotto

4. The Renin-Angiotensin Systems of Fish and

their Roles in Osmoregulation

J. Anne Brown and Neil Hazon

5. Effect of Water pH and Hardness on Survival

and Growth of Freshwater Teleosts

Jorge Erick Garcia Parra and Bernardo Baldisserotto

6. Arginine Vasotocin and Isotocin: Towards

their Role in Fish Osmoregulation

Ewa Kulczykowska

7. Cellular and Molecular Approaches to the

Investigation of Piscine Osmoregulation:

Current and Future Perspectives

Chris N. Glover

8. Osmoregulation and Fish Transportation

Paulo César Falanghe Carneiro,

Elisabeth Criscuolo Urbinati and Fabiano Bendhack

9. Special Challenges to Teleost Fish Osmoregulation

in Environmentally Extreme or Unstable Habitats

Carolina A. Freire and Viviane Prodocimo

10. Energy Metabolism and Osmotic Acclimation in

Teleost Fish

José L. Soengas, Susana Sangiao-Alvarellos,

Raúl Laiz-Carrión and Juan M. Mancera

11. The Renal Contribution to Salt and Water Balance

M. Danielle McDonald

12. Intestinal Transport Processes in Marine

Fish Osmoregulation

Martin Grosell

13. The Use of Immunochemistry in the Study of

Branchial Ion Transport Mechanisms

Jonathan Mark Wilson

14. Rapid Regulation of Ion Transport in

Mitochondrion-rich Cells

William S. Marshall

15. Control of Calcium Balance in Fish

Pedro M. Guerreiro and Juan Fuentes

16. Role of Prolactin, Growth Hormone, Insulin-like

Growth Factor I and Cortisol in Teleost Osmoregulation

Juan Miguel Mancera and Stephen D. McCormick


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology