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Hematocrit, osmolality and ion concentration in fishes: consideration of circadian patterns in the experimental design

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Date Issued:
1988
Title: Hematocrit, osmolality and ion concentration in fishes: consideration of circadian patterns in the experimental design.
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Name(s): Peterson, Mark S., creator
Gilmore, R. G., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1988
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Extent: 7 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3353815 (digitool), FADT3353815 (IID), fau:6628 (fedora), 10.1016/0022-0981(88)90024-X (doi)
Note(s): Significant circadian patterns in plasma osmolality and chloride ion concentration were documented in the sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna (Baird & Girard) and the common snook Centropomus undecimalis Bloch; however, significant patterns were not found in the sheepshead minnow Cyprinodon variegatus Lacepede. There were, however, no distinct patterns in hematocrit for any of the three species. Circadian patterns, although important in ion and osmoregulation studies are usually not considered. Furthermore, the time of day the fishes are tested are typically not mentioned. Questionable results and difficulty in making comparisons with previously published data can occur if the patterns are present and not considered in the experimental design.
The final published version of this manuscript is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00220981 and may be cited as: Peterson, M. S., & Gilmore, R. G., Jr. (1988). Hematocrit, osmolality and ion concentration in fishes: consideration of circadian patterns in the experimental design. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 121(1), 73-78. doi:10.1016/0022-0981(88)90024-X
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #632.
Subject(s): Fishes
Hematocrit
Osmoregulation
Ions
Circadian rhythms
Chlorides
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3353815
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-0981(88)90024-X
Restrictions on Access: ©1988 Elsevier B.V.
Host Institution: FAU