Plasticity of respiratory structures--adaptive remodeling of fish gills induced by ambient oxygen and temperature.

@article{Sollid2006PlasticityOR,
  title={Plasticity of respiratory structures--adaptive remodeling of fish gills induced by ambient oxygen and temperature.},
  author={J\orund Sollid and G{\"o}ran E Nilsson},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={154 1-2},
  pages={241-51}
}
While a large surface area combined with short diffusion distances make fish gills well suited for gas exchange, these properties leads to costly water and ion fluxes and exposure to toxic substances and pathogens. Thus, gill morphology is likely to be a compromise between opposing demands. It has become clear that some fishes have the ability to modify gill structure in response to environmental parameters such as oxygen levels and temperature. Maybe the most dramatic example of gill… CONTINUE READING

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