Ammonia and urea transporters in gills of fish and aquatic crustaceans.

  title={Ammonia and urea transporters in gills of fish and aquatic crustaceans.},
  author={Dirk Weihrauch and Michael Patrick Wilkie and Patrick J. Walsh},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={212 Pt 11},
The diversity of mechanisms of ammonia and urea excretion by the gills and other epithelia of aquatic organisms, especially fish and crustaceans, has been studied for decades. Although the decades-old dogma of ;aquatic species excrete ammonia' still explains nitrogenous waste excretion for many species, it is clear that there are many mechanistic variations on this theme. Even within species that are ammonoteles, the process is not purely ;passive', often relying on the energizing effects of… CONTINUE READING
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