The Adaptations of Fish to Extremely Alkaline Environments

  title={The Adaptations of Fish to Extremely Alkaline Environments},
  author={Michael Patrick Wilkie},
The Lake Magadi Tilapia (MT; Oreochromis &&us grahami, the Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT; Oncorhynchw clarki henshauri) and the tarek (0; Chalcalburnw tan’&) have evolved unique strategies that allow them to overcome problems associated with ammonia excretion ( JAmm ) and acid-base regulation in their alkaline environments. In Lake Magadi, Kenya (pH lo), the MT circumvents problems associated with I Amm by excreting virtually all (>90%) of its waste-nitrogen as urea. Base excretion appears to… CONTINUE READING


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