A study of Scutus breviculus (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) in marine and esturaine environments, with special reference to blood composition and nerve conduction
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
In 1958 Kinne wrote "What happens in an organism that is adapting to different salinities? Which structural or functional alterations can be observed? Are these alterations primarily expressed on an enzyme, protoplasmic, cellular, organ or nervous level? What is the physiological meaning of these alterations? We know almost nothing about these questions. During the ten years since Kinne wrote this, there have been many papers published on salinity adaptation, but the same questions that he asked can still be asked today.