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Table 4.

Effects of progressive increase in salinity from 0.7‰ to 13‰ (and kept at 13‰ for 4 days) on the ammonia and urea levels in the muscle, liver, brain and plasma of P. motoro

[Ammonia]
[Urea]
Tissues0.7‰ (control)13‰0.7‰ (control)13‰
Muscle (μmol g−1 wet mass) 2.06±0.44 0.99±0.13* 0.38±0.08 1.16±0.10* 
Liver (μmol g−1 wet mass) 1.64±0.28 1.17±0.15 0.04±0.01 0.47±0.06* 
Brain (μmol g−1 wet mass) 1.49±0.17 1.35±0.13 0.38±0.05 1.29±0.15* 
Plasma (mmol 1−10.25±0.04 0.30±0.03 0.65±0.17 1.28±0.07* 
[Ammonia]
[Urea]
Tissues0.7‰ (control)13‰0.7‰ (control)13‰
Muscle (μmol g−1 wet mass) 2.06±0.44 0.99±0.13* 0.38±0.08 1.16±0.10* 
Liver (μmol g−1 wet mass) 1.64±0.28 1.17±0.15 0.04±0.01 0.47±0.06* 
Brain (μmol g−1 wet mass) 1.49±0.17 1.35±0.13 0.38±0.05 1.29±0.15* 
Plasma (mmol 1−10.25±0.04 0.30±0.03 0.65±0.17 1.28±0.07* 

Results represent means ± s.e.m. (N=4).

*

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

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