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1st Edition

Fish Osmoregulation

ISBN 9781578084470
Published January 9, 2007 by CRC Press
540 Pages

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Book Description

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

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