Water Relations in Membrane Transport in Plants and Animals contains the presentations in a symposium dealing with Water Relations in Membranes in Plants and Animals, during the 27th Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physiological Society held at The University of Pennsylvania, 17-19 August 1976. The purpose of the symposium was to explore the common modes of water regulation in plants and animals.
In these proceedings, the mechanisms employed to restrict water flow across plant and metazoan animal cells are described. Putative differences in mechanisms of water regulation retained by plant versus animal cells become inconsequential in the light of the numerous similarities: dependence upon bioelectric potentials maintained across cell membranes, energy dependence of uphill water movement, and solute coupling during water transport.
The presentations can be organized into four. The first takes up specific mechanisms of water transport in plants. The second and third parts deal with specific mechanisms in invertebrates and vertebrates, respectively. The fourth part covers generalized mechanisms common to plants and animals.
Contributors Preface Session I Water and Solute Transport in Plant Cells Water and Solute Transport in Plant Cells: Chairman's Introductory Comments Ion Transport and Osmotic Regulation in Giant Algal Cells Transcellular Ion Movements and Growth Localization in Fucoid Eggs and Other Cells Biophysical Model for Plant Cell Growth: Auxin Effects The Osmotic Motor of Stomatal Movement Control of Proton Translocation in the Chloroplast Water Oxidation System Energetics and Control of Transport in Neurospora Session II Water and Solute Transport in Cells of Invertebrates Water and Solute Regulation in Invertebrates: Chairman's Introductory Remarks Comparative Aspects of Invertebrate Epithelial Transport Solute and Water Movement in the Roundworm Ascaris Suum (Nematoda) Solute and Water Movement in Freshwater Bivale Mollusks (Pelecypoda; Unionidae; Corbiculidae; Margaritiferidae) Aspects of Fluid Movement in the Crayfish Antennal Gland Intestinal Water and Ion Transport in Freshwater Malacostracan Prawns (Crustacea) Molecular Mechanisms in the Branchiopod Larval Salt Gland (Crustacea) Insect Midgut as a Model Epithelium Session III Epithelial Transport of Solutes and Water Solute and Water Transport across Vertebrate Epithelia: Chairman's Introductory Remarks The Sodium Transport Pool of Epithelial Tissues Passive Water Transport across Epithelia Ionic Activities and Solute Transfer in Epithelial Cells of the Small Intestine Anatomical Methods for Studying Transport across Epithelia A Mechanism for Coupling Isotonic Salt and Water Transport in the Mammalian Proximal Straight Tubule Session IV General Session Introductory Remarks of the General Session Energy Coupling in Ion and Water Fluxes across Plant Membranes Cell Volume Control Hormonal Action in the Control of Fluid and Salt Transporting Epithelia Non-Equilib
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