• Marie Raabe


Control of water metabolism in insects is achieved in a variety of ways depending on their mode of life, aquatic or terrestrial, and the nature of their diet. For some insects the elimination of water is a vital problem. For others there is a constant struggle against the lack of water; their small size, large surface area, and intense respiratory metabolism lead to considerable loss of water.


Antidiuretic Hormone Ventral Nerve Cord Neurosecretory Cell Malpighian Tubule Thoracic Ganglion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie Raabe
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Scientific ResearchPierre and Marie Curie UniversityParisFrance

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