Learning to Air-Breathe: The First Steps

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Air-breathing in vertebrates has evolved many times among the bony fish while in water. Its appearance has had a fundamental impact on the regulation of ventilation and acid-base status. We review the physico-chemical constraints imposed by water and air, place the extant air-breathing fish into this framework, and show how that the advantages of combining control of ventilation and acid-base status are only available to the most obligate of air-breathing fish, thus highlighting promising avenues for research.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysiology
Volume39
Issue1
Pages (from-to)14-29
Number of pages16
ISSN1548-9213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

    Research areas

  • ACID-BASE REGULATION, SOUTH-AMERICAN LUNGFISH, BLOOD-OXYGEN AFFINITY, GAS-EXCHANGE, RESPIRATORY PROPERTIES, SYNBRANCHUS-MARMORATUS, EXHAUSTIVE EXERCISE, AMPHIBIOUS FISH, CHANNA-ARGUS, HOPLERYTHRINUS-UNITAENIATUS

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