Salt stress alters fluid and ion transport by Malpighian tubules of Drosophila melanogaster: evidence for phenotypic plasticity.

@article{Naikkhwah2011SaltSA,
  title={Salt stress alters fluid and ion transport by Malpighian tubules of Drosophila melanogaster: evidence for phenotypic plasticity.},
  author={Wida Naikkhwah and Michael J O'Donnell},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={214 Pt 20},
  pages={3443-54}
}
Drosophila are tolerant of high levels of dietary salt and can provide a useful model for studies of the physiology of salt stress. The effects of NaCl- and KCl-rich diets on haemolymph ionoregulation and Malpighian tubule (MT) fluid secretion, Na(+) and K(+) secretion and transepithelial potential were examined in larval and adult Drosophila melanogaster. K(+) concentrations in the haemolymph of adults reared on the KCl-rich (0.4 mol l(-1)) diet did not differ from the values for insects… CONTINUE READING

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