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.
Animal Osmoregulation 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 and transport (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 Oxford Animal Biology Series, the topic is addressed using examples from throughout the animal kingdom, identifying common themes that transcend taxonomy.
Well written, informative, easy to understand, and provides a solid overview on this topic, with an emphasis on animal diversity and evolutionary histories. The Quarterly Review of Biology
Series: Oxford Animal Biology Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st March 2009
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.324