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Table 2.

The ratio of observed to theoretical slopes for five C populations(C1-5) and five D populations (D1-5)

PopulationObs./theor.PopulationObs./theor.
C1 0.231 D1 0.066 
C2 0.483 D2 0.006 
C3 0.005 D3 0.003 
C4 0.200 D4 0.073 
C5 0.148 D5 0.115 
PopulationObs./theor.PopulationObs./theor.
C1 0.231 D1 0.066 
C2 0.483 D2 0.006 
C3 0.005 D3 0.003 
C4 0.200 D4 0.073 
C5 0.148 D5 0.115 

The ratio of observed to theoretical slopes serves as an index of the extent of osmoregulation. The closer this value is to 0, the greater the osmoregulatory ability in a given population.

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