Light induces an increase in the pH of and a decrease in the ammonia concentration in the extrapallial fluid of the giant clam Tridacna squamosa.

@article{Ip2006LightIA,
  title={Light induces an increase in the pH of and a decrease in the ammonia concentration in the extrapallial fluid of the giant clam Tridacna squamosa.},
  author={Yuen K Ip and Ai May Loong and Kum Chew Hiong and W. P. Wong and Shit Fun Chew and Konda S. Reddy and Balasubramaniam Sivaloganathan and James Ballantyne},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2006},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={656-64}
}
The objective of this study was to examine whether 12 h of light exposure would lead to an increase in the pH of and a decrease in the concentration of total ammonia in the extrapallial fluid of the giant clam Tridacna squamosa. We also aimed to elucidate indirectly whether movements of ammonia and/or protons (H(+)) occurred between the extrapallial fluid and the outer mantle epithelium. The pH of the extrapallial fluid of T. squamosa exposed to 12 h of light was significantly higher than that… CONTINUE READING

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