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Table 1.

Wet mass, Cl- content and Cl- turnover rate in yolk balls incubated in balanced salt solution for 3 h and those incubated in freshwater and seawater for another 48 h

BSS (0 h)Freshwater (48 h)Seawater (48 h)
Mass (mg) 4.6±0.1a 5.0±0.1b 4.1±0.2c 
Total Cl- content (μmol ball-1— 180±15 163±19 
Mass-specific Cl- content (μmol mg-1— 35.9±2.6 36.7±2.8 
Cl- turnover rate (% h-1— 0.003±0.001 0.167±0.033* 
BSS (0 h)Freshwater (48 h)Seawater (48 h)
Mass (mg) 4.6±0.1a 5.0±0.1b 4.1±0.2c 
Total Cl- content (μmol ball-1— 180±15 163±19 
Mass-specific Cl- content (μmol mg-1— 35.9±2.6 36.7±2.8 
Cl- turnover rate (% h-1— 0.003±0.001 0.167±0.033* 

BSS, balanced salt solution.

a,b,c

Different superscript letters indicate significant differences(P<0.05; Tukey—Kramer post hoc test).

*

Significantly different from the values of freshwater yolk balls(P=0.0064; two-sample t-test).

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