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Osmotic Properties of the Common Prawn

Nature volume 145, page 108 (20 January 1940) | Download Citation

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IN a previous communication1 I referred to the homoiosmotic behaviour of Palœmonetes varians and its ability to maintain hypotonicity in normal sea water. Further experiments on the osmo-regulatory mechanism of some Crustacea have revealed that the common prawn, Leander serratus (Pennant), is also definitely hypotonic when in normal sea water.

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  1. Marine Biological Laboratory, Plymouth. Dec. 11.

    • N. KESAVA PANIKKAR

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