Acid-Base Balance and Nitrogen Excretion in Invertebrates

Mechanisms and Strategies in Various Invertebrate Groups with Considerations of Challenges Caused by Ocean Acidification

Editors: Weihrauch, Dirk, O’Donnell, Michael (Eds.)

  • First textbook dedicated to mechanisms of acid-base balance and nitrogen excretion in invertebrates 
  • Covers many different terrestrial and marine invertebrate groups 
  • Discusses the impact of global change on marine invertebrate physiology
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides a comprehensive overview on the diverse strategies invertebrate animals have developed for nitrogen excretion and maintenance of acid-base balance and summarizes the most recent findings in the field, obtained by state-of-the-art methodology.  A broad range of terrestrial, freshwater and marine invertebrate groups are covered, including crustaceans, cephalopods, insects and worms. In addition the impact of current and future changes in ocean acidification on marine invertebrates due to anthropogenic CO2 release will be analyzed.  The book addresses graduate students and young researchers interested in general animal physiology, comparative physiology and marine/aquatic animal physiology. Also it is an essential source for researchers dealing with the effects of increasing pCO2 levels on aquatic animals, of which the vast majority are indeed invertebrates. All chapters are peer-reviewed. 

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Dirk Weihrauch Department of Biological Sciences University of Manitoba 190 Dysart Rd. Winnipeg, MB, R3T2N2 Canada Dirk.Weihrauch@ad.umanitoba.ca Prof. Dr. Michael O’Donnell Department of Biology McMaster University 1280 Main St. West Hamilton, ON , L8S 4K1 Canada odonnell@mcmaster.ca

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Nitrogen Excretion in Aquatic Crustaceans

    Weihrauch, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Nitrogenous Waste Metabolism Within Terrestrial Crustacea, with Special Reference to Purine Deposits and Their Metabolism

    Linton, Stuart M. (et al.)

    Pages 25-59

  • Gill Ion Transport ATPases and Ammonia Excretion in Aquatic Crustaceans

    Leone, Francisco A. (et al.)

    Pages 61-107

  • Nitrogen Excretion and Metabolism in Insects

    O’Donnell, M. J. (et al.)

    Pages 109-126

  • Nitrogen Excretion in Nematodes, Platyhelminthes, and Annelids

    Quijada-Rodriguez, Alex R. (et al.)

    Pages 127-150

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39617-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39615-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acid-Base Balance and Nitrogen Excretion in Invertebrates
Book Subtitle
Mechanisms and Strategies in Various Invertebrate Groups with Considerations of Challenges Caused by Ocean Acidification
Editors
  • Dirk Weihrauch
  • Michael O’Donnell
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39617-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39617-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39615-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 306
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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