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Fig. 11. Confocal laser scanning micrographs of the whole-mount preparations of gill filaments stained with anti-Na+/K+-ATPase in tilapia adapted to freshwater (FW: A), seawater (SW: B) and concentrated SW (180% SW: C). Note that immunoreactive MR cells are observed mainly on the afferent side of the filament and well developed with increasing salinity. Bar: 100 μm. Reprinted with permission from Zool. Sci., 17, Uchida et al., Excellent salinity tolerance of Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus): elevated chloride cell activity in the branchial and opercular epithelia of the fish adapted to concentrated seawater, 149­160, 2000, The Zoological Society of Japan.

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