Date of Award
Master of Science
Specimens of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) were exposed to homogenates of Lophopodella carter, an ectoproct that contains substances toxic to some gilled vertebrates. The homogenates caused significant decreases in blood Na+ and Cl - and a significant increase in lactate. Potassium levels were unaffected. It is proposed that these changes in blood. properties were caused by damage to ion transport mechanisms of the gill epithelium.
Dance, Robert Fisher, "Effects of the toxins of Lophopodella carteri (ectoprocta), on blood lactate and electrolytes of Lepomis macrochirus (bluegill)" (1975). Master's Theses. 1160.