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THE ENERGETIC EFFORT OF MUSSELS’ ADAPTATION TO LOW SALINITY MEDIA

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Author(s): Ion Neacsu | Valer Craciun | Adrian Telembici | Pincu Rotinberg | Daniela Gherghel

Journal: Analele Ştiinţifice Ale Universităţii Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iași,Sectiunea II A : Genetica si Biologie Moleculara
ISSN 1582-3571

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2003;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The transfer of mussels from marine water g/L to low salinity + with a salinity of 13 + w a te r induce s a re duc tion in N a -K -ATP -a se ’s a ctivity , a nd in the e ne rge tic le ve l corre sponding to the ionic pum p’s a c tivity , with a re storing te nde ncy a t 6 a nd 4 g/L sa linity , a nd irreve rsible a t + + 2 g/L. The re sults sugge st c e rtain osm ore gula tion possibilitie s of m usse ls, involving a n N a -K -ATP -ase possessing suita ble functional characteristics.
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