Ureotelism as the prevailing mode of nitrogen excretion in larvae of the marsupial frog Gastrotheca riobambae (Fowler) (Anura, Hylidae)

Iliana Alcocer, Ximena Santacruz, Herbert Steinbeisser, Karl Heinz Thierauch, Eugenia M. del Pino

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Resumen

1. 1. Embryos from the pouch of the marsupial hylid frog Gastrotheca riobambae excrete urea. 2. 2. Free-living tadpoles of G. riobambae excrete mainly urea, in comparison with tadpoles of other hylid frogs. 3. 3. The activity of arginase is high in embryos from the pouch, and in tadpoles of G. riobambae. 4. 4. The ureotelism of G. riobambae larvae is an adaptation for prolonged incubation in the pouch of the mother, and for development in limited amounts of water.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)229-231
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volumen101
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1992

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