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Table 2.

Effects of progressive increase in salinity from 0.7‰ to 20‰ on the ammonia and urea contents in the muscle, liver, brain and plasma of H. signifer

[Ammonia]
[Urea]
Tissues0.7‰ (control)20‰0.7‰ (control)20‰
Muscle (μmol g−1 wet mass) 2.63±0.60 1.98±0.64 70.9±7.73 107±4.47* 
Liver (μmol g−1 wet mass) 5.06±0.42 2.21±0.20* 49.4±5.22 65.7±12.7 
Brain (μmol g−1 wet mass) 2.46±0.15 2.89±0.50 59.3±6.37 91.6±1.89* 
Plasma (mmol 1−10.33±0.09 2.25±0.02* 43.8±1.23 82.6±8.40* 
[Ammonia]
[Urea]
Tissues0.7‰ (control)20‰0.7‰ (control)20‰
Muscle (μmol g−1 wet mass) 2.63±0.60 1.98±0.64 70.9±7.73 107±4.47* 
Liver (μmol g−1 wet mass) 5.06±0.42 2.21±0.20* 49.4±5.22 65.7±12.7 
Brain (μmol g−1 wet mass) 2.46±0.15 2.89±0.50 59.3±6.37 91.6±1.89* 
Plasma (mmol 1−10.33±0.09 2.25±0.02* 43.8±1.23 82.6±8.40* 

Results represent means ± s.e.m. (N=5).

*

Significantly different from the corresponding control condition at P<0.05.

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