Ionic regulation in crustacea: the influence of temperature on apparent set points

Burton, R.F. (1986) Ionic regulation in crustacea: the influence of temperature on apparent set points. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology, 84(1), pp. 135-139. (doi:10.1016/0300-9629(86)90055-1)

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Abstract

1. Homeostatic set points have usually been neglected in discussions of temperature effects on ionic regulation. 2. Using published data for crustacean haemolymph on Na+, Cl−, freezing point depression and conductivity, this paper explores the effects of temperature on iso-ionic and isosmotic concentrations and on concentrations representing particularly effective hyper-regulation. 3. It is argued that these concentrations approximate to set points, though the exact nature of the regulated variable(s) is unclear. 4. As temperature increases most of these concentrations stay constant or fall slightly; none rises or falls by more than 2%/°C. 5. The few available data on K+, Ca2+ and Mg2+ are considered briefly.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burton, Dr Richard
Authors: Burton, R.F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology
Publisher:Pergamon Press
ISSN:0300-9629

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