Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Water retention and plasma and urine composition in toads ( Bufo viridis Laur.) under burrowing conditions

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Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Batraciens_v2b_00024
Auteur(s)
  • Uri Katz 1
  • S. Gabbay 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Department of Biology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 32000, Haifa, Israel
Résumé

Osmoregulation in the terrestrial toad,Bufo viridis, was studied under burrowing conditions in the laboratory. The toads can live for over 3 months burrowed in soil containing 9–10% moisture, maintaining constant body volume due to a large increase in the plasma osmolality, contributed mainly by urea. Water content of the tissues remains constant. Relatively large volumes of urine are stored in the urinary bladder during water restriction. The osmolality of the urine does not exceed that of the plasma. Urea uptake across the skin was measured in vitro and was greatly elevated in skins from the burrowed toads. The increase in plasma osmolality enables greater water absorption from the soil under water restricted conditions while the water content of the tissues is maintained constant since cell membranes are highly permeable to urea. It is concluded that the urea accumulating ability and urea tolerance form the basis for both the terrestriality and salt adaptability of this and other amphibian species.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - biomedical research
  • 3 - physiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Endocrinology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Animal Science and Zoology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Biochemistry
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Physiology
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - zoology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - physiology
Identifiant ISTEX
C2B47277DDD09ABFA0B26E610313F9E451EABF78
Revue

Journal of Comparative Physiology B

Année de publication
1986
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
6.977
Sous-corpus
  • Batraciens
Type de publication
Journal
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