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Nutrient Absorption in Invertebrates

Handbook of Physiology, Comparative Physiology

  1. Stephen H. Wright1,
  2. Gregory A. Ahearn2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp130216

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Wright, S. H. and Ahearn, G. A. 2011. Nutrient Absorption in Invertebrates. Comprehensive Physiology. 1137–1205.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  2. 2

    Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Modes of Nutrient Absorption
    • 1.1
      Types of Absorption
    • 1.2
      Carrier-Mediated Transport
  • 2
    Mechanisms of Soluble Nutrient Absorption
    • 2.1
      Diffusion
    • 2.2
      Facilitated Diffusion
    • 2.3
      Primary Active Transport
    • 2.4
      Secondary Active Transport
  • 3
    Kinetic and Energetic Aspects of Nutrient Transport
    • 3.1
      Kinetics
    • 3.2
      Energetics
  • 4
    Sites of Nutrient Absorption
    • 4.1
      Gastrointestinal Absorption
    • 4.2
      Integumental Absorption
  • 5
    Experimental Systems Employed for the Measurement of Nutrient Transport
    • 5.1
      Intacf Animals
    • 5.2
      Isolated Tissues
    • 5.3
      Isolated Cells
    • 5.4
      Cultured Cells
    • 5.5
      Subcellular Membrane Preparations
  • 6
    Nutrient Transport in Molluscs
    • 6.1
      Alimentary Nutrient Absorption
    • 6.2
      Integumental Nutrient Absorption
  • 7
    Nutrient Transport in Annelids
    • 7.1
      Alimentary Nutrient Absorption
    • 7.2
      Integumental Nutrient Absorption
    • 7.3
      General Characteristics of Integumental Transport in Annelids
    • 7.4
      Nutritional Role of Integumental Uptake in Marine Annelids
  • 8
    Nutrient Transport in Echinoderms
    • 8.1
      Alimentary Nutrient Absorption
    • 8.2
      Integumental Nutrient Absorption
  • 9
    Nutrient Transport in Coelenterates
    • 9.1
      Alimentary Transport
    • 9.2
      Integumental Transport
  • 10
    Nutrient Transport in Arthropods
    • 10.1
      Nutrient Transport in Insects
    • 10.2
      Nutrient Transport in Crustaceans
  • 11
    Conclusion