The excretion of sulphate by the isolated Malpighian tubules of Calliphora vomitoria has been investigated. Contrary to expectation, it was found that the isolated tubules are freely permeable to sulphate. The rate of sulphate secretion is comparable to the rates of secretion of both phosphate and chloride. The excretion of sulphate by the intact fly has also been verified.
JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 August 1975
The removal of sulphate by the excretory apparatus of the blowfly Calliphora vomitoria
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J Exp Biol (1975) 63 (1): 237–248.
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G. Knowles; The removal of sulphate by the excretory apparatus of the blowfly Calliphora vomitoria. J Exp Biol 1 August 1975; 63 (1): 237–248. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.63.1.237
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