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Distinguish between ammonotelism and ureotelism.

Asked by Topperlearning User 22nd July 2014, 12:50 PM
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Ammonotelism

Ureotelism

  1. Waste products are excreted in the form of ammonia.

  1. Waste products are excreted in the form of urea.

  1. Elimination of ammonia requires more water.

  1. Elimination of uric acid requires moderate amount of water.

  1. Ammonia is highly toxic.

  1. Urea is less toxic than ammonia.

  1. Aquatic amphibians, bony fish and aquatic insects exhibit ammonotelism.

  1. Marine fish, mammals and terrestrial amphibians exhibit ureotelism.

 

Answered by Expert 22nd July 2014, 2:50 PM
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