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Title: Storage excretion in the Indian apple snail, Pila globosa (Swainson), during aestivation
Authors: Athawale, Madhura S
Reddy, S Raghupathi Rami
Issue Date: Nov-2002
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Uric acid accumulates in several tissues of the Indian apple snail, P. globosa, during ¬†aestivation, This accumulation is particularly high in the foot muscle and reproductive organs. Since the kidney, a tiny organ in the snail, has only a limited capacity to store uric acid, extrarenal tissues are used as storage depots of uric acid during aestivation. It is suggested that the aestivating snail, faced with a cleidoic situation, resorts to storage excretion, a phenomenon well documented in insects.
Page(s): 1304-1306
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.40(11) [November 2002]

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