Fish Osmoregulation.


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.

• Immune and Osmoregulatory System Interaction: Alberto Cuesta et al.
• The Involvement of the Thyroid Gland in Teleost Osmoregulation: Peter H.M. Klaren et al.
• Diet and Osmoregulation: Francesca W. Ferreira and Bernardo Baldisserotto
• The Renin-Angiotensin Systems of Fish and their Roles in Osmoregulation: J. Anne Brown and
Neil Hazon
• Effect of Water pH and Hardness on Survival and Growth of Freshwater Teleosts: Jorge Erick
Garcia Parra and Bernardo Baldisserotto
• Arginine Vasotocin and Isotocin: Towards their Role in Fish Osmoregulation: Ewa Kulczykowska
• Cellular and Molecular Approaches to the Investigation of Piscine Osmoregulation: Current and
Future Perspectives: Chris N. Glover
• Osmoregulation and Fish Transportation: Paulo César Falanghe Carneiro et al.
• Special Challenges to Teleost Fish Osmoregulation in Environmentally Extreme or Unstable
Habitats: Carolina A. Freire and Viviane Prodocimo
• Energy Metabolism and Osmotic Acclimation in Teleost Fish: José L. Soengas et al.
• The Renal Contribution to Salt and Water Balance: M. Danielle McDonald
• Intestinal Transport Processes in Marine Fish Osmoregulation: Martin Grosell
• The Use of Immunochemistry in the Study of Branchial Ion Transport Mechanisms:
Jonathan Mark Wilson
• Rapid Regulation of Ion Transport in Mitochondrion-rich Cells: William S. Marshall
• Control of Calcium Balance in Fish: Pedro M. Guerreiro and Juan Fuentes
• Role of Prolactin, Growth Hormone, Insulin-like Growth Factor I and Cortisol in Teleost Osmoregulation: J.M. Mancera Romero and Stephen D. McCormick

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